Note 1

the function  of poetry
is rather like the function of the intestine.
not only does it absorb the better part of what’s consumed
but it ejects the faecal matter of what’s felt.
as a result, the emotions
dilate and contract like a sphincter.
the excess of bad poetry
causes sphincters to fail.
a man who dedicates his life
to poetry
is a man who ends up smelling of shit.