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when had little else for to park for a century
absolute primary that they brought forth or
in in
i think it's in the moonstone
on woman in why is and the woman and wide where where on all character up a and the middle of the mystery with things going wrong and he and he said oh he simply takes to put pilgrim's progress and says god forbid that i should jest and tate's and gets the answer and then he's asked while we will
what are you doing is i'm growing the sorts there's nothing that isn't in this book pilgrim's progress but then you must be aware for how well because it's not just within the english tradition and it would go back on here to the
that the year but the vision the entire vision tradition with within our english poetry but how remarkably like dante was man like onion what we do not presume had a and k and class as or italian master is a robber brow
counting had instance as i walked through the wilderness that this world i lighted on a certain place where was the dan and i laid me down and just and it's just the turn in the middle of a my mind look my life would be the other thing we'd find some during let me read ah

the opening and i think it out and not need to read this entire but give you the appetite and you can turn to it okay the authors apology for his book when that the first i took my pen in hand thus far too right i did not understand that i at all
all should make a little book in such a mode may i had undertook to make another which when almost done before i was aware i this begun and does it was i writing of the way and race of saints in this our gospel day fell suddenly in
journey and the way to glory in more than twenty things which i sat down they've done a twenty more had in my ground and then again began to multiply like spot them from the coals of fire to fly ne then on i if that you breathe so fast i'll put you by yourself
lest you at least should prove at benign in an item and eat out the book that i already am about well so i did and yeah i did not think to show to all the world my pen and ink in such a mode i only thought to make i knew not what
nor did i undertake thereby to please my neighbor
no not i i didn't mine own self to gratify well we will be in a the we have already and bunyan a shift in a question that must be always before us and that is the the creation ah
by the author the person sitting down to write his is an encounter in new author
so that that dog these are really talks with something but if you sit down and write any of it's a and letters i have one which you sit down and think i'm going to write i love you and you're not going to send it to anybody
i love science of at one point i i gave an early journal to the university california
and up on because i was giving the university of california seem to it it had all the the all my writing that we've done during student years but i forgot of course i write in journals and i and i have not methodical and matter what so that in a nineteen thirty six journal you can have a nice
and fifty six entry you can indeed in this case have a nineteen sixty something at an entry and like some feverish a soap opera character i had entered on a someone so i'm love in love with someone to stuff but just johnston entry and as i i
worked in got that that all right if you've gotta get that you you you really can't go rip out of page you no matter what you do if you're gonna go in for it all there it is okay of a team
you've got
a minute you've got right on and be paper on letters are marvelous in the for alright that's that you're writing just that note i love someone so in in and i it has entered the minute you better to be your rider and you're already in your in in your day book in which is not a journal and the diary sense at all i don't keep
daily journal and modified the damn few entries of this guy is it already with a note from home that was already some kind of of of entry that had to do with the water
but i'm not the author nor nor in even when i write the port my arms and do i can see above the one you meet there is the author and because we didn't have a poet in between who blake and i brought forward to my consciousness amid a central to my own poetry the authors are an eternity
i our underwriting which i said i mean derivative all of these are steps and a body consciousness that it takes generations of poets to make and they have to do with the very initial one what happens when you enter this when you have the vapor one you enter the field of
the on when you ended up writing for it's not on a right riding on that sheet of paper writing to someone of i am in the correspondence not that it it also begins to appear in universities and the times i'm quite disturbed because in my twenties if i were writing
ah i would write to a dispersion of people this kept alive a range of me all of whom were very vivid and and
in that courts of letters of friendly's gets a frantic would look all together compared with me i mean than the manor a writing a letter to on i mean i wouldn't go all the way over deionized mainland even tried out do on i mean and ten time darwin and on top of that i'd write a letter
to pauline kael who would want one of the only my only contemporary who emerged at all from the years i was it and for my generation and when i was a cow the only other one who has emerged at the level at which they get rad is pauline kael what i'm pauline kael in the middle of of of a period of very bad boy i am
i not humorous mood i i refer to a nice name when i'm writing to her i'm writing in in in in the thick of possibilities of my having a glamour the to her having nothing but a glamour that's the essential if you had nothing but a glamour and and i wanted the possibilities
glamour meanwhile i will turn right away from that letter and right to as i as the university california you will find me writing the letters are now in deposit
it to a pauline kael referring to nest mini and i to but that my own l'amour
and something like the fury of of of somebody trying on a glamour and finding themselves it doesn't fit i mean look
now coming all way round in this is what we're going to find the problem of robert browning
the poem after shelley and it is shelley that he has to banish the beginning them of fidelity
he banishes shall i not because all i would not have been a dependable guide but because shelley
shane's him and his own writing because he's not because he's already found he can enter the sublime and jelly calls for the sublime from him
and challis themes are certainly i'm a a on my entire senses of jolly is how remarkably shelling and or is directly the sublime voice in poetry
it may have something to do with shelley's income which removed him from the literary world obliterate about a battles and
reputations that brahmi never was removed from
we're back to i know you paulina and and paracelsus fidelity were published that his father's the fans and and and and browning i don't have a big to around and pressed for funds but this is not what ones press for in london or new york we
if it isn't each you're in san francisco the what would we think we are not the person to be haunted by status browning writing about the very first dinner he goes to where he finds himself in the company with wordsworth and and hardly you will see the matter you are here what it is he saying or something
and and and and then we're right and then were a legend comes afterwards that mr wordsworth leaned across the table and said i like your own very much young man we doubted i mean on the although emerson's partridge and work whether it is quite capable some an entity like that but could lead to anybody
let's say that browning than the legend when the browning had an improvement your we have another encounter in which
a young kids medical ridge on the street and mr coleridge did not deign to notice that young kids possibly wrote any poems which has been published and keith did not appreciate in the dawn and and never want to think about that shell when it get will give you some sense of
and of up the of what london was like we're we're now in a london and the eighteen thirties and forties and and after the poem poly a robert browning with seriously read invited out and liberate sell on where the while there was the august and he was
absolutely dazzle to be the in a company or read by such people and yet he was also knew he was in trouble i mean he could not not know he was in trouble because bot on a before the war he had an accurate entre that everybody can recognize to them to
oh the music of ah poetry and at the same time as elizabeth barrett browning who loved him and had great deal of sympathy wondered later why is that robert can never write it clearly to himself or anyone else i mean why is that the moment it start pouring
what it becomes one of the most dense and obscure of all
said the percent just something that's they're not the ineffable at all we can do can browning of it comes on in no sense it's not like shelley where there's nothing rarefied at the point with with when it comes bot most forcefully it bring it plunges the thin to theories about
securities reference of what and and as i bend you're not opening lecture what i'm struck by and thought i propose beginning with or dello the dreamlike quality in for robert browning writing and for his reader so it was not a period the thought of the dream that one
submit been an hour ago as matter of to friday and dream when it ran recorded for friday and cases dreams become freud and allegories when recorded by been in a dream is an allegory of the dominant
journey and it's bright is perfectly clear way of reading a dream reading out the depth than which something very disturbing is sitting there remember that something disturbing is setting our bunyan's pilgrim's progress one of the most dazzling the clear and simple piece of writing
haunted all the way through by tremendous stage
vanity only but one a wrote that barely makes its way and at every point is a threatened by as digressions by everything had gotten through
because one bit on this road buddy and you've lost it
it is the road and through the territory the only one and when your belt them private can be written so it's clarity and insured us is it as a metaphoric what bunyan fields most intensely is you cannot were from the row you guess we're from the so
sentence you can't swerve from the way you go because the reality of the territory you're going through
is is that what matter is something more than life and death if you're a beautiful office thereof
by the time you come to browning his resolved with something that has not been taken importantly before and that was really at every point to be caught up but he had no other way that's quite clear from everybody close to him it's quite clear and from him quite quite clear he had no
other way but to but to get get into a the matter of
tad a tangle of thicket and no time and and robert browning's of
a definition of how one is to go through because finally there you are you you are up on you usually have the beginning of the modern
the beginning for instance of will go back to the friday and picture which is to which it always seem bold enough to announce that that the modern may have started with freud that's nineteen hundred eighty ninety nine to be exact
and it boldly says that not a variety in israel would you run around and get on a couch and get cleared as they used finally and scientology the opposite in with with the one that i didn't read freud would you get into the trouble of what you are
do not have felt so at at the friday and point to become finally
it's very close indeed by the way everything employed everything right and certainly by the time you've got to the i think civilization is discontents is in rhyme through out and buy new picture only now we say not to keep on that path to come to the city of heaven
but to occupy the whole territory so that all that territory come to that you have any changes the city of heaven to bunyan you've got to keep in in helping progress you've gotta keep on the road but this does not redeem them
that is a matter of fact shows how early field propositions come forward as different from run the road are from
now rather odd to take a digression in the field proposition which also very ancient and be ah yeah the of the the each soul is engaged in the redemption of the totalitarian or the creation of the totality by the way and it's path then it takes only one path
ah a single path or by the way and often marx's or single bathroom they were very convinced about through the right road wrong room and the one thing that's true and marxism course only one thing happened
it's okay you got your thesis centres and but no matter what happens that has to be the thesis empathy and meanwhile if you looked around the whole field's there to the imagination what happens is incidental to the whole field of what's going on sitting at a in a large conventional poets that the american teachers of english thought up
i think they didn't think i'd to up twice because leave after getting a dose of twenty two pilots and how we and we were on oak or we were on first class hotel about are open expense accounts on
and we made those high school teachers pay for my went on the but i was standing next to gary snyder
and an ancient and absolutely feeble minded richard eberhard was giving an account of a poem is which was simple hearted and love and would have and and the redundancy is telling us what within it
the arm believer and besides which it was a very honky poetry isn't about a lot very odd the polymer backbone to africa and being somewhat conscious they with black and you is somehow on how and you can even mad know in the is just can't be and and next to me i discover i've got
gary snyder monitoring a marxist lying about i mean
ever you always factory
that the money come from and everything it would just suddenly rid read up and i and i turned to carry and i said
it was only and with a humor but but but it was the i said but gary the only point of our minds there's only one thing it gives them their voices that's going on here had a very peculiar one that given marks as turns and accordance with their lot on how that everhart was going system
well let me read you the clothes because it brings us up to where i want to pick up this is a close game of the poem and all of you examine that others have a apology to the to appropriate progress i would because it's astounding again the level of
cannot in a bunyan cannot be thought of in any way as as a as being a primitive
not not when he has is not when he has his perspective on on on that
here's our puritan as he usually portrayed
riker somehow not have the imagination
any of you who read this book first when you were a child and experienced it entirely as the work of the imagination as all i experience gulliver
a sweat so it's satire was nothing compared with it's a world of imagination and certainly why the first things that brought me out to read something tough was one going through my parents library i discovered them in the version of gulliver which was much bigger than the one that was in my child but going on
bird and i manfully wait it out and then i got abiola i don't know what i thought all his stuff was it was going on in gallagher threw out i mean but i not only thought that was ravishing but i but i proceeded to the tail of the tub but as a children's piece with literature
perfect covenant
but this book from was from childhood and then not again a book of the primary imagination the fact that they're that that there was a world that tells us more about the world on that than the flat one does than the than the one of the of of mine is the only path or the only thing that happens is what a
this book is written in such a dialect as may the minds of listless men effect it seems a novelty and yet contains nothing but sound an honest gospel strains
oh by the time he made that announcement were already aware that honest gospel strains must be very strange indeed by the time that nothing but mm
in in passages by the time i come to passages i am propositions or in the dante i propositions of heaven i am propositions of god and so what the imagination can i let them go there are immense realities all that happens browning with shape
at what was facing what the victorians and the eighteen thirties did face they coming to the age of reason
they had found that the new proposed by the age of reason ah
to leave them
an attention that would be let's say between the opening your friendly copy of dryden and turning to sally
what actually isn't dryden on their mind that the world of block and newton the one that blake right away wants to to go to label this is the one poetry tension is going to be with that's the way i read his is an anti is anti newton in this of like is anti newton in the sense of awe of recognizing his opposite
so to the bike and proposition to challenge it already as dissolved it's a and to browning and an end to and to a tennyson long before we arrived at the non newtonian physics on there at a place with a dazzling
ah effective newton's universe has ceased to be the universe so they're left with no physics
when it and they think that they've left emerging in a and a ground of experience that newton won't answer and they haven't yet got of the haunting qualities princes are contemporary the imagination and in our twentieth century of a physics as a in most cases again raised the
head so that we have challenged through out in in in rating a key physicists or other of a man have an imagination of the universe that is ali i do have is beyond my
vision so as it can float through and occupy different ways there was the opposite one but let's get back bunyan is at the point in which the gospel strains are going to be immortalized
it's the one place where we carry for what this fundamental as a man's in his full power
how certain sermons were granted that than the hon philip literary world but i'm thinking but here is the great masterpiece and are all right
will take another tapeworm
ah i recite this over and over again at the point of great masterpieces i believe that they happen and they are created because a content which would for was in the active world enters imagination and it and enters the imagination when it is
is given up completely in that line that i referred to as in the gary's neither handbook of up the only one thing happens and you're on the road at the point of dante's divine comedy when you turn to study the history of the middle ages
through the preceding century and not a new and intimately because the troubadour tradition from which he comes as the one that separate and directly all hope of christendom had fallen gone it would never take place something no one imagined never ever imagined before but such
terrible season appeared in in the twelfth century such heresies but the main thing was of course that the church would go to war against christians that the church which was the center in the hope and that in christianity for instance i would be raised or
the when christianity south would be raised the picture in which the city of rob was the anti christ i mean so so opposition appeared but the hope that there will be a christian ah
europe was gone
then all but remember hopes are not hopes merely or chris
this was these were great themes and they couldn't be gone and they enter the imagination where they are immortal
so that the the divine comedy becomes surpassing within within the scope of the divine comedy when we turned to dante writing and day monarchy ia we learned that ah he can define very clearly that there can be no one civilization that the law of order must proceed from us
civilization of civilizations and he posits a deliberately and the day monarchy or that this means are the pagan plus the christian so you can choose between the two the to must co-exist they don't end there are simultaneous they think that if one exists the other exists
throughout but it's also clear one you study the divine comedy that major elements in the divine comedy the identity of be a tree check as the ah
the angel angelic power of of the mind exists only in muslim theology not in christian theology i'm not talking now about about tradition i'm doing but possibilities that exist within a theology there are possibilities essential to the human spirit that exist own
only in the jewish theology
sancho in the jewish theology is that the individual soul dies i'm indicted dies and eyes i mean nothing is based at all and on and on the individuality is absolute in other words there is now on immortality to seoul equally him or absolute equally essential is the immortality of so
well as is portrayed to christianity unless your body we can contradictions and then you can take your choice but but moderators allow go they coexist i'm not talking about religion here but i mean as they come into board report you want but these things go all right and dante that
in when he talked about a civilization of civilizations he doesn't name the others but one of them was the it was the civilization of islam be da de as now as the scholars have substantiated up at crucial points he draws upon islamic learning
and we are the period just before
christendom in post dante will declare great crusades against and pretty darn a right and then just after and period of the crusades against islam but more than that it is in dante's time and in dante's italy that everyone becomes aware of the great empire the cons
and which another marvelous misunderstanding between essential truth comes when the pope and sends francesco a franciscan envoys to the court of the con and rights
that he the pulp is the vicar of god and he addresses the con and ah
and would like to open
a correspondences by fun and also would like a recognition their fuel relations the however when the francis can come to translate the word god there is no such word at all and in the language of the mongols the
a word is heaven as it isn't on
as you find it in the each yang for instance and the only difficulty and understanding is what the what they can receives because the con is heaven is a letter from the pope saying that he is a vicar of the con i'm i'm a maker of heaven is received my heaven and haven't
simply wrote a letter back which sets in the vatican to the delight of contemporary medieval is in which the con recognizes the gifts which is baffle that his vicar in rome has sent him a beautiful gifts and he was charmed by the franciscans who seem to be perfectly quiet that the and he's did
like to know that he has a thicker is the as a matter of back on the he has a little lost in in in the wonder it is metaphysical powers to realize that he had the acre even the on his imagination a lovely moment in poetry with poets don't have to recite again
well and the same way in shakespeare is the great moment when kings enter the imagination
a kings will be a little more real when the british actually caught the king's head off for a moment just for a fragment but but actually the kit but but the dream of kings
in shakespeare comes to its full after that kings when they appear inherent from shakespeare they enter the mystery of imagination
ah perhaps because i had result fully and shakespeare the i i i have no feeling the king so under french literature because it may be that they enter so fully the english imagination that actually the royal house can continue to act out the
as as an active living imagination the presence of of about this idea of king and it might board reference is one of the problems presented court i know your job and is continuously i'm worried about the appearance of emperors and kings in and
in a pottery but they but but one has only to run reboot
guide barrett to find not only the dream of games but the reality of games and they brought to their crisis and they coexist and
it it in every level what i want to suggest here is that the dream that it it seems a novelty and yet contains nothing but sound and honest gospels trained have indeed entered something new because they've entered the imagination and they will be read by the
they will be read by generations who are not fundamentalists
the i do you have the impression when you turn on your radio and get fundamentalists that their exact up with a pilgrim's progress that matter bite they look like some very bad characters and felt new progress with what they like line and then let's read this closing program
thyself from melancholy wouldst thou be pleasant yet be far from falling which thou read riddles and their explanations or else be grounded and like contemplation dust thou love picking me or woodstock see 'em
man in the clouds and hear him speak to the
wouldst thou be a dream and yet not sleep or wouldst thou in a moment laugh and weep which thou lose thyself and catch no harm and find myself again without a charm woods read the
i myself and read thou knowest not what and yet know whether thou art blessed or not by reading the same lines
oh then come hither and lay my book guy had and hard together

if i think of the problem and in a problems in in and and are where we are content in a contemporary range that can enter an individual bought a consciousness
and pounds idea of princes who act weird starting from a way that leads us back to awry awaited so gallo that was attracted to him and tell us something about his original terms for turning to saw della
found wanted that big bowl on my great poem on an inside and have a pet carrier
for a place where
the the mind
could exist in him
in all its range that he come to know on loving dante loving many many sources and that plan
the dangers of inflation
what were present but i don't think that's exactly where it's i'm i'm i'm no sense in pound that that what got him derailed from it wasn't was the dangers of inflation dangers of inflation by the way i'm very much present in robert browning's money part of his art of the thing that plunges in
into obscurity it it is how much i think a the other part of that dream because there's kind of their nightmare and sort how has got a lot of bodies of nightmare is how much how fearful it was in in shelley's sublime and he punched in those ponds what we're actually shelley seems to have the whole courage of the said
situation would and and and and yet throughout and shelley you're aware of the powerlessness of that sublime i couldn't be re inhabited on n n and ah
let's i'll take the banishment i'll pick the banishment up right away because it's the beginning of it's nice that that robert browning wrote these that he did he refer a rugby's by the way because if any of you started reading your sourdough have gotten into start up if you think i remind later
that at some point when in the asked him what did something mean and he said when i wrote it on a god and i knew and only god knows and which is which is really actually i thought that was a joke witticism but it goes quite the because all the way through robert browning and oh it is a verified or is a up one i'm drawn to him because he's won
you cross that the sympathetic reader for can have a courage he couldn't have and and and and and and must have the courage job something must overleaf is on a fear of this element would i know what it means going to get into where i don't know what it means there are passages in sardar aloe for instance where he talks about
what happens when words in the poem just start going on your own and you can't keep track of them and to m will you go with will you let it go on and say this thing regarding ah
what next maybe in the coming week though it doesn't look like i'll get to it so i think what will happen it because it needs to get to the library and and search out
as this book gives the early versions of the candles i can't at this point tell whether the early versions of the third dello exist the eighteen forty addition exists so i'm sorry dello and the met the one that for instance would be a night in a
collect collected
robert browning like this is the eighteen sixty three edition
and but
browning row third elo started sketch again and i it written apology he had written on pauline and then he started on the on on the sword l and on a conception of the sourdough or he wrote for versions and that's and so
so it's and in some of the earlier versions there's more indication of the shelby in pauline there's a through ball and and paracelsus one is clear that shelley
a grant rounding error almost seems willing to go along with shelly
and and so in this version when we come what does that well doesn't it's just right away and book first when when the guys as than appear verona
stay and then suddenly thousand spirit come not near now and and browning wrote erased whatever whatever further indication of was that who was there because he write it is browning who writes these summaries that appear at the top of the page shelley the
parting barone up years
verona stay down spirit come not near now not this time desert by cloudy place to scare me
thus employ with that pure face i need not feel this audience i made free with them but then this is no place for the
browning riding in eighteen forty shelley riding walk in and eighteen care
twenty one
i taunted me
what what wasn't like in nineteen forty seven invited by a majority and ezra pound i went back and add sessions with pound
pound not only in his poetry had drawn about robert browning but pound is what i think the most the most
de poet ties person i mean a person who had as a matter of fact what had happened to take the place of a was he going to be an overwhelming person to me because even the poet the one who wrote that poetry is that he actually assumed the of the a whole way through the yates we call them map
asks old as and it not only not only a bush writing about ezra pound's cantos and relating them to robert browning but
scholarship in the last ten years writing about robert browning's rough voice about certain aspects oh like the the narrator of for dela itself
who is a who is a lecturer with a with a pointer and with lantern slides to have to show you barrette brown and solve one are open
this business going to another voice dizzy disarming the poem
a pound
can writing to me
some would sign a letter grandpa and he would write all as reminding me he's i mean now that i'm sixty i am yes i am aware that if somebody's twenty on logically there a grandchild i'm very aware of it so i could write grandpa it's part of grandpa's remove the big you know how
these fireside chats ah a n for god knows what i'll do it eighty i mean mumble somewhere but but but is what the garrulous nothing again of a very talkative person
but the important thing here is because browning is not a young man when he's riding gardella you taking a removed from something as scaredy go back again shelley thou spirit come not near know come not near now not this time desert die cloudy place to scare me now
that this time refers to the fact that one he wrote pauline
shelly's was a spectre throughout the work as he as he wrote and when he wrote and when he wrote paracelsus shelley and bates and browning lets him and bay directly on bone
and i and
he exercises from this poem saw inspector that scares him
pounds started the candles with the evocation robert browning and in the first in the first versions of the canada's for those of you who were not here last time i'll read you
the reopening of the canada's has proposed and and ghosts right away doubt spirit been translated into ghosts
hang it all there can be but one for dello and sourdough was put in italics pound insisted on a talents i haven't looked at my candles to see of the deluxe of gap but since i get through the first as this
the or as bush points out that get through all early writings of a pound is talking about the book about the poems or della but it's also a book as a book-length phone
now readers can be a scholarly readers can be so careless that i i have read other scholarly works on pound that assume that there's only one heart as what pound to saying here is are only one that
historical sourdough dello and and always met effect scanner who always wants to one up and can't stand any other author than pound to exist so bound must be improving robert browning and so or points out that profound means he knows very well that robert browning sourdough is not the real bordello and so one pound
really comes to right the gatos he doesn't away with all the robert browning stuff and we arrive at these or dealt with the with the dante a he born of mantua
and as cleared away all the rubbish mean that the atmosphere of robert browning
but pound would have known on a cafe canneries mean i'm a i do not mean to do to demeaning than a beginners scholarship it's
it has partisanship at almost all points with bound is is very libel indeed to overlook what why to obscure may make just such an announcement is of pounded improved on the robert browning but the
the line that that sums up for dello when the final robert browning version comes in is don days and data himself had an imaginary dello when for peers in the for guitar on
so sorry dello had entered poetry in don de no longer in his own case his own cases obscure so dont they could do more with ardella than you can do with other with a but but also importantly on all right okay where are my i will have a little dash of
of a of a little summary of this ardella what in the legend of dello and poetry that dont i knew very well be a because he had and they go gary l at one a summed up that problems are poetry and he was entirely familiar with it not the character you meet now at
all in browning's or dello you never dreamed me was provence old boy the one and here he dies and thirty the problems are board died in his eighties
umbrella of last time i referred to richard the third in is hum or how when you take a person over into your history you see to it that that that that they have been they come into the imagination and immediately to have what they never had before and and am and is what is right for them to have i mean if
you make a fiend out of a character and has been ever got to be a been
then it becomes a and is all in shakespeare land that that richard and an empty for very clearly there the in as absolutely clear and dante i mean a browning he does exactly that big brownie knew very well i mean the only only references he as to when him when he learned about of facade
della was the assay wrote poems in french and in provence off in long dark and and and he was known for two kinds for two things that happened in his poetry he was thought to be by day and ah they may have invented him as ah
the first of in the tradition of robots the provence where
the love was purified with proposed to as a purism proposed in other words love was entering the imagination and the broke troubadours or the other ones who at the end of the and but the in the century just the end of the thirteenth center
three at the other gnc and crusade the troubadours they've gone far beyond the alba jensen's to propose that all of sexual love what went out of the imagination that means it leaves the body of boy i get it i mean right would faint dead away or well hum right when he lost in the loony bin the
or wherever they put him on poets were walking around and fry being on
advanced state of the privation they go living on the edge of the knife called hunger
the and i said this was exquisite this is the only i mean that it's one you ain't gettin it that's their only like they found the magical formula that that when you got it it wasn't there at all and when you didn't get it it was in the imagination and the imagination was everywhere so there was no way of getting i mean every little cell was there when you are
oh i must do a footnote from my ancient and for moments when when the aged theosophist and at the time i remember i am i had let her rights function of the orgasm because i really wanted to blow her mind and quotes like you've been want to do to your aged and when you're when you're about as smart as twenty two and
she's a c sixth year whatever she wants it that way and and ah
i will she is annotated all the way through the right because we were actually right is brutally like theosophists think anyway
driving me to sacramento in nineteen forty tooth on twenty three
edge as were driving along he says i'm you know bobby that don't look that comes in your eyes after having sex for three days i say wow they'll be it and bruce to
he said that's because it takes three days but the sex entities in the eyes to get down when they want to be where all the things going on she says when you're you're very lively in the eyes because sex entities really want to be there where it's going on your on and their do in a dazzling out there and ryan but she says if if you if it's after three days they go
down there they left and everything's left all a black so the body you can be while can you also catch on them all the rest of the body must be completely dog and more and more zone the only because the general though she says want to take sex over he says it's simple but everybody when you're really turned on an incident happening with a
on friday and message but it was it was it was very much where the the ecstatic poets have been in there in the had finally in there where we will come to this again and logic loop round in the fourth by the fourth a lecture we will be back in a description
of the of the
announcements of the court of love astounding manifestos like brett bonds manifestos which were issued by the poets in the very just before dawn date at a point when they are the genesee and crusade is completely over and the poets exceed the other jensen's and the and in and the idea of a purification of
up turning into buyer not burning up but at turning into buyer of our of both love and in a and sexuality realizing that that there was a secret hidden in the agony of expectation that body and soul worrying when something was
not required that had to do with and we're back in the my loops are not that careless but they're a little like a dream i don't see the use of them at the time when i start but back exactly at that thing that hovered around the universalist interpretation and christianity
that you do not arrive at heaven till everything does
and and and the difference between remember freud and not eighty ninety nine and very worried about whether up being genitally centered that that no actually it seems to there's a great impropriety because he realizes that there's a polymorph was burnt body
he hasn't yet gotten the place that were at the are the contemporary biology where they see that indeed there said sexual identity in every cell of the body mean never little brain cell sell your skin which just laugh it off on all of them have to say they did for a long time that we're going they had to get it they have they felt
that if they did not have a i am from amount of hour or an older they couldn't tell anything about the sexuality of what they were looking at and then they found out lo and behold it's everywhere it's in every single cell the body exactly the same information exactly the same thing going all right the the
the poets had then can do along the line of thumb possibility to to to to the edge in which the unrequited was going to be living on longing
one point at which i went on a diet to lose thirty pounds i realized that it's the what we do in our civilization eating is very much like what we do with sexuality we cease to exhaust our appetite
we want to requite are wanting other words if there's a little is a fire in the room eighty others were there with buckets of water and would put it out and how to put life out almost finally that in the picture now we're reversing as all thing to
due to living on the edge i wrote during the parade one i was dieting i ceased to be dieting i said i'd return to hunger to realize i've own i've been eating not because able and i'd been destroying taste bypassing everything because i wanted to destroy to hundred
and and our our civilization glutted with commodity
it is is is often destroyed the poignancy of of the object the poignancy of the beauty of a thing
the platitudes are all the time by the way the poignancy of the planet do is it that life as it haunts it hot out of kwanzaa hounds of lovely browning throughout mozzarella has several statements about the plenitude of the isn't he says at one point you want jams are everywhere
but as is period want a gym as for instance his contemporary tennyson with giving people jams on in tell us it was the greatest one talk of i'm becoming even in the thirties who is rumored skill when if you wrote a line of poetry polished it and then after that you polished it and if you could cut it right yeah you really have
i ended the in the end of that trip would come up patrols or that don't to you know when you find the gold mine don't run in and load up the veins with more gold or in their browning is very very aware that that his poetry is god with the but now they're going to be in not they're gonna be a nuggets that they're not going to be
paul they're going to be where they are embedded in the it and the part the craft of the poem by the way you follow the craft of the bomb but it's not the grab the policy and tennyson the difficulty reading tennyson we may come to denison yet the nineteenth century looks to be more and more like it's a very strange territory that crap the difficulty for the twentieth century
reading tennyson his job as is our difficulty with the polished surface with the polished stone and that and admitted to that's also in the picture that's also part of it
well let's read the opening and hang it all there can be but one thor dello that's the book one one one realized phone but say i want to say i take your whole bag of tricks letting your quirks and tweaks and say the things and art form that's brown browning at the one who said and the court
so shoddily what will come across it if i keep wondering how will i come across a mark passages in here get more people with honoring than just an open beta that text would be he does refer however to the tricks of poet as things are trick bag were browning already you can't start riding we're back at that page that i
belly said the minute you start writing on it you find yourself with an author coming in the one who just wrong wow how are you feel now that there's an author to that line you just wrote and and i hadn't ventured done step over that that that bunyan tights and the brownie confront and that as you've got a reader yourself namely you need know
no one else because as you read the line you just wrote you are as far from that line as any reader will ever be
as a matter of fact if you'd think you know what you wrote a gave you at to guarantee of a jump further than any reader would be it is the readers imagining what it means and you're presuming what it means you've already met a great error you've just written a line which says nothing but what the line rights and you're presuming because this is the
great flaw the person says banal i love the girl understand why did woman i really did feel that you set my hobby really is not gonna do nothing with that line written on the cake and that now sitting on a page and you haven't been degree probably the greatest disease in our guy and his people don't read themselves they do any worse when i read it to us in public i mean
they still have read it i mean a the item i it's a and
it it has not got across because the reader has not we with the art of reading it would be at the new art of a poem by pound is right there your store dello again in italics and that the modern world needs such a ragbag to stop all and thought in
say that i don't my cat shining and silvery as fresh sardines blabbing and slipping on the marginal cobbles i stand before the boot the speech but the truth is inside this discourse this booth is full of the marrow of wisdom give up the intaglio method
power by tower red brown the then he starts a bogey is is seen as a gold and
he comes back to the font
well tower by our red brown the rounded bases and the plan followed the builders when both care slim grey leads from the stubby base about the phone for day mohammed windows for the alcazar has such a garden split by attain small stream the most
note is ten yards wide the inner courtyard half a swim with meyer trunk hose
there are not the rough men swarm out in roads that are half roman half like the knave of hearts and i discern your story bear cardinal was half for runner-up dante are knows that trick of the unfinished address and half your dates or out you mix your errands for that
great fonts are delicate sat beside now we've got the persons are dello tis an immortal passage but the font is some two centuries outside the picture does it matter not in the least ghosts move about me patch with histories you had your business to set out so much thought so much emotion to pay
ain't more real than any dead bordello the half or third of your intensive life and all bath third sword l
meaning the hallway book
now this reading by a poet as at least got the to of the terms that jane carlisle right a rights in the letter that you ride i don't know who i read that were and i don't know whether the man it's a man or a city
or look and we're left with him
since that so oracular its quality it is not for instance snippy like a tennyson's was talking about arrival ah
and the closeness here is the jane carlisle had to attend
i a another rider or that early victorian period who to quite a number i notice of people riding my browning seems to be a counterpart a robber browning and that is thomas carlyle with his propositions of the here all and of the heroic and board we have to
we have the counterpart of carlyle's propositions of the heroic and poetry
by an emerson's propositions of the transcendental and poetry in the trench and the transcendental in in the poet
and at a stage in which the identity the poet seems to
be born a new and imagination the minute the heroic is proposed to become it really seems to be eternal
whole propositions about heroes and poetry the poet is here all the napoleon is year old amid the great man and as history as hero the series of for current arrows and that remarkable and ah
a problems at the level of boardroom is a regular of the disappearance of the her heroic from the active world and its appearance in the imagination and which you would become inspector
a love