a geometrical reading


things that settle at the bottom of a poem
appear as fractals -- they move
when stared at too long

pulled, but not pulled
out, self-
, they fold
in reverse: big parts,
small wholes

slice, slice, stitch,
cross; up-
side-down cone

* Note: Citing Mandelbrot (the father of fractal geometry), Wikipedia provides the following definition of a fractal: it is "a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole, a property called self-similarity." Follow this link to the Wikipedia source, and have a look at the different fractal patterns, especially the Mandelbrot set and the Julia set. Cheers.

posted by S.L. Corsua