LITERARY AND PURE
The genuinely transcendental society of
A radical theocracy will be partial
Neither to novels nor to antinovels
And/or philosophical novels, but only to poems.
Since I equate this radically theocratic society
With Social Transcendentalism, it is logical
For me to equate such literary poems
As I now write with the 'social' aspect
Of this relativistic absolutism,
While reserving purely abstract poems
For equation with its 'transcendental' aspect,
Which would be meritocratic
Rather than bureaucratic, and which
Would eventually become the sole aspect of
A super-transcendental absolutism.
Yet, in the short term, literary poems
Will still be justified, since serving
To mould and clarify ideological allegiance
Along the most appropriate theocratic lines.
And I call 'literary' whatever is written in
A meaningful, non-abstract,
And expressive kind of way, thereby maintaining
A sort of bureaucratic, and hence 'social', atomicity
Between grammar and words
For the sake of metaphysical intelligibility.
By contrast, pure poetry will be
Above the intellect, a kind of theocratic
And hence 'transcendental' equivalent ...
Of non-expressive word groupings.
I would be less than
A true Social Transcendentalist
If, at other times, I didn't also write like that!