Eugene Koch

wind, water, wood
clay, carbon, pigment
brush, burin, scraper
the laying of line
line after line
mark upon mark
line chant line chant
the working of time
the speaking of wood
the erasure of line
the scoured surface
the devoured substance
the effect of memory on line
the effect of movement on line
the space between the lines
random sequence ordered process
tea leaves tortoise shells
wave upon wave
point to point
line dance line dance
praise and contemplation
elegy and requiem
again and again
all history
always now
now and forever