Negative Capability, John Keats

several things dovetailed in my mind, & at once it struck me, what quality went to form a Man of Achievement especially in Literature & which Shakespeare possessed so enormously – I mean Negative Capability, that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact & reason

The Art of “Negative Capability”: Keats on Embracing Uncertainty and Celebrating the Mysterious

The Poem Is

Like a broken guitar,

A mini golf course for
A syllogism.

Why are beginnings so important?
Why is a broken guitar a disaster?

Is the grave coming up short.

And though I think all of this is folly
I am glad of its sometimes kindness.

A poem
Is a belly flop
In handwriting

By an angel doing a handstand
While going backward in time

Making It Up

Okay when each ghost
Has said its last hello.

Okay lost

Okay peanut butter and dusk sandwiches

Okay the faults

Okay abstract

For the walks I take I begin by the seams

I pitch ideas to the sea

I read The Philosophy of Meteorites, by E M Comet

Okay when the sun turns nova

And like a harp
Shows its guts.

Okay the angels having banished our socks
Leaving us with an odd number of shoes.