by: Daniel Dissinger
monday there’s a need for inspiration a need for WORDS and more WORDS and sometimes just SILENCE today I start teaching a 3 week Creative Writing course at SUNY College at Old Westbury and I’ve been thinking—WHAT/WHY/HOW do I come to the WRITING SPACE?
and then I see these words by Jack Kerouac, from his book Some of the Dharma:
If you were not here
To see the world
With your special
What makes you think
It would look like that? (Kerouac 7)
WHAT/HOW/WHY does the world LOOK this way to me I see it with words and scattered litterings images of buildings and fragmented bodies I see the world OR HOW I believe the world should look from a distance such as this from a nakedness such as this from a formlessness which is form and less of form and form less than jumping into and/or away from and/or collision(s)
so I will start here/there think(ing) about my class’s beginning(s) the start of NEW writing JOURNEYS and place my pen in hand along with my students and pen a world I view from these special eyes.