the fifth tenet is to define the relationship that poetry has to music, painting, and science, since poetry has “spatial properties as well as temporal properties.”
music is both the “upper limit” and “material for the imagination.”
painting shows us what letters are most important in the word: SARDINES.
poetry must “prove science” in the same way that science must prove poetry.
similarly, recidivists must define their relationship to nature.
d’accord, je suis nature.
and let’s not forget the Chinese, there is much to be mislearned and misunderstood by studying their character(s)
the sixth tenet is to differentiate between poetry and prose. poetry is what we write when we are not writing prose, and vice versa. prose-poetry is the result of not writing either, or both. “and there are / many beautiful arms about us and the things we know.”
the seventh tenet brings us to the important relationship between form and content: “form is never more than an extension of content” is nice, but “form is never more than a revelation of content” is infinitely more interesting. recidivists, however, claim that “form is never more than a revolution of content.”
as a result, recidivists roll with bumper stickers that say: “a flowering focus on a distinct infinity”
and we wear our pants tight enough so everyone will want to go to bed with us (and they do!).
the recidivist rejects the capitalist idea of content having “sufficient interest” –
we believe that content is “singularly each [poet’s] own business” and each poet’s “business is to sing”
the eighth tenet is “the thing itself.”
MORE TO COME — what’s your favorite tenet? do you have anything to add? feel free to comment!!! so far we have 3 members! who else is going to join!!! free bumper stickers!!!