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Some Principles of Deep Image

as written in a letter to Robert Creeley November 14, 1960

By

Jerome Rothenberg

The poem is the record of a movement from perception to vision.

Poetic form is the pattern of that movement through space and time.

The deep image is the content of vision emerging in the poem.

The vehicle of movement is imagination.

The condition of movement is freedom.