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

Jim Culleny
2/23/13

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