Sunday, April 26, 2009

Chronic Pane

You can see the world itself
from the window of my sole --

      as long as you are me

      at this moment in time

      and don't change.


  1. This piece is a little poetic recasting of The Visible and the Invisible (Merleau-Ponty 1968 [1964]) and the first line of reflection:
    "We see the things themselves,
    the world is what we see".

  2. not just the foot though,

    the sole...

  3. not just the definite article . . .

    the body I call mine . . .

    in a very particular somewhere.

  4. as long as I am me, I cannot presume your pane...
    and I like how you have placed--and interrogated -- this so common assumption of " we " before me...

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  6. The "we" window does tend to block out the actual world of particular bodies in particular relations. I think I can "presume your pane" from that position, but I lose sight of both me and you.

    And we wouldn't want that, would we? : /