08 April 2013

If I were an experimental poet, this would be AQ's 8 April poem


[constitutional ambivalence belongs by its nature to the repressed]  

We must begin making
an admission
as a warning against
overestimation
value 
conclusions
   We shall,
                                    therefore,
from the outset
drop claim to validity
conclusions  
                      In opening remarks,
admitted empirical material
upon which study founded
insufficient            
              cannot promise
attempt will prove
satisfactory 
                          confronts
us with other problems, answer
to which 
eludes
                 We
will not evade discussion 
though cannot expect
understanding
               Even if we accept
this view of work
of [            ], it still does
not supply explanation of
point 
on which we were seeking
light                          
                        But
here, once again,
would be well to
call a halt            
     postpone further
explanation   
             As we already
know,
interdependence of complicated
problems
mind forces
to break
off 
every enquiry before it is —

2 comments:

  1. These words are taken from the many disclaiming phrases used by Sigmund Freud in his relatively brief essay, "Mourning and Melancholia."

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  2. heh, heh. I do like it.

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