Wednesday Morning with Francis Ponge
from "The Sun a Fastigiated Flower"
"One should be able to give all poems
the title: Reasons for Living Happily."
from "The Power of Language"
"The nuptial habits of dogs are really something!"
from "The Nuptial Habits of Dogs"
"Man is just a heavy ship, a heavy bird,
on the edge of an abyss. We feel it."
from "The Object is Poetics"
"Miracle! O new image of Myself: how beautiful!"
from "Metatechnical Fragments"
"Let us beat with a single heart the colors of the sun!"
from "Reading the Sun on the Radio"