I take to be the central fact to man born in America? I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy.
SPACE1947 Call Me Ishmael, section1.
But that whichmatters, that which insists, that whichwill last, that! o my people, where shall you find it, how, where, where shall you listen when all is become billboards, when, all, even silence, is spray-gunned?Charles Olson
one loves only form, and form only comes into existence when the thing is born.Charles Olson
And all now is warWhere so lately there was peace,and the sweet brotherhood, the useof tilled fields.Charles Olson
with what violence benevolence is boughtwhat cost in gesture justice bringswhat wrongs domestic rights involvewhat stalksthis silenceCharles Olson