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Roots - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Roots
From Charles Olson, The Collected Poems --
These Days

whatever you have to say, leave
the roots on, let them
dangle

And the dirt

Just to make clear
where they came from
I first read this poem while riding an AC Transit bus between Oakland and Berkeley. I loved the fact that, in between the ads for pregnancy clinics and performance arts groups, there were words I could obsess on. My goal as an intellectual is to follow this advice. I still have a long way to go.
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