Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Jersey Hall of Fame

NPR reports that New Jersey has inducted to its Hall of Fame a curious mix including Jon Bon Jovi, Paul Robeson, Guglielmo Marconi, Althea Gibson, and Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams (the former, reports NPR is a "poet," the latter a "writer").

While I mull on how to read this induction - voted for by NJ residents and state agencies - I'll share some lines from Paterson , which I'm currently deep in.

Who are these people (how complex
the mathematic) among whom I see myself
in the regularly ordered plateglass of
his thoughts, glimmering before shoes and bicycles?
They walk incommunicado, the
equation is beyond solution, yet
its sense is clear - that they may live
his thought is listed in the Telephone
Directory -

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