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Beyond Reasons

Beyond Reasons G E N E F R U M K I N I can't say that I have a deep feeling for God or His prophets, of whatever religion, yet I think I am religious and I regard my poetry as the primary manifestation of this. Living as I do in New Mexico, I am in touch with the spirit of the land, the anthropomorphic culture of the Indian, the SpanishMexican inheritance, and whatever the other races bring to the area. While the mountains don't really speak to me or La Llorona moan in my direction, the nature and myth of the place seep through the pores. This may not be evident in how I write now. Earlier work, however, dealt more obviously with New Mexico as context for my words. But, though I have shifted to more experimental ways, my meditations, with mystery as central logos, continue. I like my mystery raw, which is why I am not attracted to mysticism, the organized forms of mystery. Language is part of the mystery, perhaps the essence of it. When I call to mind James Hillman's view of image as a form of language, his emphasis on dream work and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Beyond Reasons

Manoa , Volume 23 (2) – Mar 16, 2011

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G E N E F R U M K I N I can't say that I have a deep feeling for God or His prophets, of whatever religion, yet I think I am religious and I regard my poetry as the primary manifestation of this. Living as I do in New Mexico, I am in touch with the spirit of the land, the anthropomorphic culture of the Indian, the SpanishMexican inheritance, and whatever the other races bring to the area. While the mountains don't really speak to me or La Llorona moan in my direction, the nature and myth of the place seep through the pores. This may not be evident in how I write now. Earlier work, however, dealt more obviously with New Mexico as context for my words. But, though I have shifted to more experimental ways, my meditations, with mystery as central logos, continue. I like my mystery raw, which is why I am not attracted to mysticism, the organized forms of mystery. Language is part of the mystery, perhaps the essence of it. When I call to mind James Hillman's view of image as a form of language, his emphasis on dream work and

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 16, 2011

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