"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
I would have replied to nate's post but for some reason the blog won't let me. I want to register a furious complaint against the NYT for printing Creely's poem without line breaks and in italics. It's hard to imagine a more careless treatment of a lifetime of work. He's a poet, as you can tell by the poem that nate lovingly copied, in which line breaks and stanza breaks are extremely expressive. Nice work obit writers. Keep 'em coming.