Perhaps “work” means something must be done, regardless of desire,
and signifies felt effort.
If “to love’s” “unassailable affirmation,”
something verbal, and not only.
“Education” as “familiarity with thoughts of others” (K. O. Knausgaard),
entails “experience” as “familiarity with itself”?
And what of “wisdom”?
I wonder if “deaf” implies “not-listening,” or/and, “our forgetting of the body.”
and who defines “republic”?
Or “nowhere” and “now here” in all their differance?
Frere Jacques (yes, go and sing it)
suggests impossibility fuels valuation –
negation requiring its positive with –
terms all ways relative in their contexts,
indeterminate and groundless,
yet term-in-able, undecided, written-in.
I don’t know.
But I sense it’s indefinitive,
de- and con- structure something else,
like trace or foggy margin,
the space between the sounds
that continues (us and them).
4 thoughts on “Deconstructing Definitions”
Thoughtful Derrideanesque reflection! Oh the beautiful language play! Thank you, sir. For the reminder of the body, the undecidable, the blurriness.
When the crazy juggled balls
Fall into a pattern then
Meaning holds a steady form.
Like those wagon wheels
On cowboy movies
Then go backwards.
An illusion caused
By an accident of timing.
The world holds certain and steady,
At least for a moment or two.
So happy I’m reading these on a spring morning…