But what if there were no names?

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Must we not renounce the object altogether, throw it
to the winds and instead lay bare the purely abstract?
………………………..Wassily Kandinsky, painter

The Tao that can be named is not the real Tao
………………………. —from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu


 

making our way into and through 
up and around down and back
curious lookers looking, 
finger to wind, eye to the sky 
prairie dogs erect, scanning,
mincing bits of all into things
naming to suit our mind
noses to the night air smelling, 
handss to a new find feeling, 
two ears to its whisper listening, 
tongue to tongue each other tasting,
poking pressing hallowing (or not)
till what we have is a glossary 
not a life

Jim Culleny
2/23/13

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