June 27th, 2008

ozarque figure

Poem...

Conversation

The woodcarver says:
"There's a deer inside this hickory chunk,
and all I do is whittle away
everything that isn't that deer."

The sculptor says:
"There's an angel inside this slab of marble,
and all I do is turn that angel loose."

Talking to another human being is like that.
There's a meaning inside that language-tangle;
it's in there somewhere.

All you have to do is whittle away
everything that isn't that meaning.
All you have to do is turn
that meaning loose.