Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Daybook

It seems clear that I inherit my father's life - therefore the
lives of all ancestors It can be said that I am my
ancestors but not that I was my ancestors Or will
be my descendents The product of a process: I
WAS not until I was created by that process


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George Oppen, from Daybook V, in Selected Prose, Daybooks, and Papers, ed. Stephen Cope, which will be published by the University of California Press in January.

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