Friday, January 8, 2010


“No ideas but in things”
--William Carlos Williams, MD

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Still having trouble digesting
The good doc’s dictum?
Picture yourself eating a Lotus fruit.

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All done? Good. Now imagine all
The things you’ve tasted,
And never thought of again.


  1. An amazing poem, Vassilis. The "Lotus fruit" reference carries me back through Tennyson and all the way to Homer, and the last line makes me think of Williams' plums--the ones I remember are the ones I never tasted, except in print!

  2. Joe,

    Thanks for the good word and thanks for reminding me of the good doc's plums; I guess the connection was an unconscious one. Having come across that particular poem so many times I know it by heart, it now appeared here under the guise of a Lotus fruit! It's something I would have never thought about had you not mentioned it--very perceptive on your part,as usual.

  3. I don't know how to put poets' words together to analize or talk about poems dad, but I can trully say that,after reading your poem,my heart started beating faster.I like it.

  4. Bob aka Efiniki,

    I like the way you put these words together--thanks!


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