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Impenetrable Black Square

17 February 1961
"Mr. Hoepli sent a small brochure to Svitzerland
and his banker friend replied 'urgente':
'destroy it e farlo sparire.'"

Annual poetic project since March 2004, scheduled for completion in 2016: one short poem/month for nine months/year. Notes.

"Anyone can spend a month retreating into the forest or the desert. There, he can describe--or better: circumscribe his problem; it is then defined, though not solved. Perhaps he will celebrate it in song, or he will discover a cave and entrust his problem to the walls with black, yellow, and red earth colors. There, it can slumber until an archaeologist finds it and puzzles over it; but it would be better if it remained covered up forever."