As I grew older the poetic surround becomes more important. I realize that the 'poetic attention' was more important to me than poetry was. The 'poetic attention' being a kind of longing without the desire to posess.
The medatative approach acknowledges that one moment will inevitably lead on to the next. We accept immortality instead of fighting it off.
'The Appropriate Gesture' interview with Ken Babstock Dec 2001.
There's a place
between desire and memory, some back porch
we can neither wish nor recall
'Apparatus' 1997 McClelland & Stewart Nov 2014
Phenomenology is one name for the path back from the object to the thing, the counterbalance to the objectification or 'progress'.Poetry is another.