A Pairing: Robert Rauschenberg + Edwin Morgan

 

“I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry.” — John Cage

Opening the Cage: 14 Variations on 14 Words, Edwin Morgan

I have to say poetry and is that nothing and I am saying it
I am and I have poetry to say and is that nothing saying it
I am nothing and I have poetry to say and that is saying it
I that am saying poetry have nothing and it is I and to say
And I say that I am to have poetry and saying it is nothing
I am poetry and nothing and saying it is to say that I have
To have nothing is poetry and I am saying that and I say it
Poetry is saying I have nothing and I am to say that and it
Saying nothing I am poetry and I have to say that and it is
It is and I am and I have poetry saying say that to nothing
It is saying poetry to nothing and I say I have and am that
Poetry is saying I have it and I am nothing and to say that
And that nothing is poetry I am saying and I have to say it
Saying poetry is nothing and to that I say I am and have it

 

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2 thoughts on “A Pairing: Robert Rauschenberg + Edwin Morgan

  1. Poetry and art are certainly intriguing when you consider taste. Neither of the ones featured here are my cup of tea sadly. Or maybe I am just a grumpy old man these days.

    • Sorry for such a late response (months! It’s a different year already!) — you’re hardly a grumpy old man. I think that both of these thought experiments of poetry and art are maybe more interesting as ideas than they are to look at in its final form (if that makes any sense.) I’ve been on hiatus for so long, but I’m trying to catch up on half a years of blogs now, so I do look forward to chatting with you again.

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