By Erin Robertson
How to Throw
(response to Susan Howe's "Thorow")
Thorow the process of learning Thoreau, the philosophy, learning of the nearness of poetry transcendence, geobiology one of man, one of nature nature in us as nature men have words, whose voices inhabit poems literature of savigism men have titles, jentelmen the origin of property men have manipulations, wars, besieges, laws elegiac western imagination how much can man control nature a name's a name's a name 'where is the path' the silence of nature ise and wete and snow make no human noise we go through the word Forest
made this by combining two separate poems, which i guess, in the act itself, is another “statement” on poetry:
statement on poetry.
mountains and mountains and mountains of molehills, the equipment is broken so i'm panicking, panicking. the looseleaf topography i've created keeps me in the valleys of self gratification my self loathing would be strong because my inability to hold my inhibitions but words overflowing my mind spill out to wash my soul they wash the sin away to sweeten the scent of grime urge the dirt from my bones pulled through the skin evaporating in the frozen wonder frigid atmosphere in my heart residue from nights i hoped to forget
About Erin: My name is Erin Robertson and I will soon be a sophomore at Temple University studying Psychology and Italian. My experiences, the people I love, and the life I choose to live, give me plenty of inspiration for the various creative outlets I pursue. I enjoy molding and sculpting words with my poetry as a form of expression.
-posted on red Ravine, Thursday, April 21th, 2011
-related to posts: Does Poetry Matter?, and Erin’s first poetry piece on red Ravine which includes four poems, one about her relationship to her grandfather with Alzheimers — Fourteen Dozen Roses: The World As The Jungle It Is