Friday, January 09, 2009

new eyes

tonight we were discussing poetry and alterity and science and belief and magic and god and and and. . . . writing is the big cistern that captures all these and more of course. but what i wonder is if there is any way to approach a subject outside of human experience and knowledge and write about it without anthropomorphizing the subject. in other words, is it possible to write from the perspective of a fly's eyes without filtering it thru say my eyes?

should i even worry about such an impossibility? all thing are connected. i believe that totally. but not all thing are human or even filtered thru human eyes. can language dissociate from its speaker but still be of that speaker?


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