24.6.07

access...

Because rhythm has direct access to the unconscious, because it can hypnotize us, enter our bodies and make us move, it is a power. And power is political.

        That is why rhythm is always revolutionary ground. It is always the place where the organic rises to abolish the mechanical and where energy announces the abolition of tradition. New rhythms are new perceptions.

                 – Robert Hass, Listening and Making,
                        Twentieth Century Pleasures

3 comments:

poet with a day job said...

I tagged you. I was a reluctant participant, but since I did it, I might as well go all the way.

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KATE EVANS said...

Wow, thanks for this great Hass quote.

sam of the ten thousand things said...

Thanks for the tag, I guess, Melissa.

And thanks for the read, Kate. Hass is becoming one of my favorite writers.