Date: Sun, 13 Feb 1994 07:28:52 -0500 From: Robert Kelly Subject: Re: Words On Lance's noble peroration: years ago at Cal Tech I invited the poet Edward Dorn to read --- at that time from his then developing epic "Gunslinger." At the end of a difficult and wonderful hour, among the questions was one asked slyly, almost smarmily, by one of the techies: "Mr Dorn, what do you believe in?" (It sounded as if the questioner implied, oh poets, they believe in gods and ghosts...). Dorn thought quietly for one of the loveliest ten seconds in the history of public art, then answered softly "Words." And said no more. rk