Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Insufficient Knowledge

You have to start with insufficient knowledge,
yes, this, and yes, praise be, then this,
you have to have that kind of courage.

A breath, a step, a word: it's to your advantage
to begin. There isn't a tune to wait for grace--you
have to start with insufficient knowledge.

Think of a worm's blind rearing at the edge
of a leaf, or a skydiver turning somersaults:
you have to have that kind of courage.

Break your fists, your back, your brain, punch
yourself an opening. This is all there is:
you have to start with insufficient knowledge.

of the heart, that higher organ, which
from time to time catches us be surprise
and we startle with the kind of courage

that will spend it all, not hold back, wage
everything, all, right away, every time, yes.
You have to love with that insufficient knowledge,
you have to have that kind of courage.

1 comment:

  1. This is a favourite of mine. Dr Lea is amazing.

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