Certain laws – like, say, those
of spellcraft – cannot be told.
Always an erring is in the telling
listening will not remedy.
Nor more words undo.
Some have tied the instruction
to song; but even then too much
clothing of talk contrives and conceals
spell’s broken, immediate urgence.
There are, then, no recipes to write;
no gloss to the chant;
no poem but the world