Flipping through Clayton Eshleman's new book Juniper Fuse, enraptured by his use of this Hart Crane quote. It's from a prose poem, "Havana Rose":
And during the wait over dinner at La Diana, the Doctor had saiidwho was American also"You cannot heed the negative, so might go on to underserved doom . . . must therefore loose yourself within a pattern's mastery that you can conceive, that you can yield toby which also you win and gain that mastery and happiness which is your own from birth."A beautiful dialectic of mastery and surrender; a twentieth century updating of Wyatt's "Sithens in a net I seek to hold the wind."