To listen to this work is to hear not just the sea
at the end of the beach but the ocean in the midst of our
I would read this book anywhere--even at the beach!
Wit ne plus ultra--like,
"To see the world in a grain of sand . . . ," and likewise
to hear it. Far out!
Bob G--Thanks All / ways for your books / Joanne /
--very much enjoyed, enjoying . . .the big BEACH OF
THE DAY . . . Does allow for all sorts of entrances & exits &
browsings . . . & the always welcome sense of humor throughout .
. . form worked by the tide & shore, everchanging, but,
a place, zone, its specific form, items of the littoral of presence
& attention . . . to which I return & return . . . the spirit
revives & expands there, sustained & refreshed--
In the past two decades, Robert Grenier's work has
advanced wordart in a joyous, pacific and irresistible way:
his words are inscribed on visible (and invisible, i.e.,
interior) prayerflags that flutter above and around the habitations
of many surviving anarchically intelligent humans in this hemisphere
(and, I guess, the other one, too). Come from the wind/breath,
gone into the wind/breath, returning and emanating, in great precision,
playfulness, and delighted integrity. The intelligence of joy,
once again manifest in our poetry.
Baltimore 10 Sept 84
I did enjoy A DAY AT THE BEACH--thanks a lot for thinking to send it: it arrived last week, but I've been sick and without the energy to write sooner; sorry. Thanks for OFF THE BRIM, too. I flipped the book open on the bed (the post comes early here) at 'territorial prison for the reverend moon' and got an immediate snort . . .
Visual or photo . . . realism of the head, maybe for
instance Joyce's Ulysses comparatively speaking too too much of
a continuum and solid (hard?) color, this Daily or Day Sequence
a tone row of just about splitsecond i. e. immediately reflected
and realized (winkling flash of an eye) moments in and beyond
the mind, rooted in expletive(s), poetry (of earth in a way forever
and never dying or dead), "earth's human shores" or
what have you risen from that (sea) and set on pairs of contiguous
or together enough facing pages, spreads, areas. Quadripartate.
Variables (nothing too steadfast). Knowledge on Earth . . .