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October 15, 2017

William Carlos Williams: "A New Mind."

Without invention nothing is well spaced,
unless the mind change, unless
the stars are new measured, according
to their relative positions, the
line will not change, the necessity
will not matriculate: unless there is
a new mind there cannot be a new
line, the old will go on
repeating itself with recurring

William Carlos Williams in Paterson, Book 2 ("Sunday in the Park")


Posted by JD Hull at October 15, 2017 12:56 AM


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