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Notley: “Why do anything?”

Why should poetry or anyone or anything do anything? But poetry is the art closest to existing itself. We are somewhat measureable, vibrate and tremble, and are beautiful.◦ — Alice Notley (@alice_notley) June 26, 2019

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Tremble

“On hearing of a powerful love tremble and be movedlike an aesthete.” – Manuscript of Cavafy’s poem “Hearing of Love”, 1910. Cavafy Archive. pic.twitter.com/OgmIHVbNpx — C.P. Cavafy (@CCavafy) February 26, 2019 READING CAVAFY w/KIRBY TOMORROW NIGHT #KFBPOETRYLAB