Written in the 70s — Formalism

finger any one food and say, ‘That’s what does it.'” What does is it his mind, the life-shaper.
The main struggle in my life is for form — its own form. Definition; delimitation of boundaries.
How necessary is solitude, literal aloneness?
Who refused to be guest; who denied himself to the host. Beerbohm called himself the perfect guest. Gary leaves money on the TV in his sister’s house. Withheld himself from hospitality. A refusal to be loved.
Maned Exeter, anchorite, ascetic, voluptuous to a point (unrecognized).
All that time I was trying to say something I should have been trying to say nothing.
Given to alarm life-love, cooking on the water surface light


Written in the 70s, 70s-10. (Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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