Overdetermined, Oh, how the river— goes on as prose would in the book of rivers, asking what itself is: How many rocks from rocks water from water, how it goes on as verse would how it goes on as it would as its banks would as it would if it were whole as its image would how it goes on as a river how it goes on as a song as it would be sung as it flowed on as a river does goes on as water would on and on as in the book of books, the anthology of rivers the poetry of rivers album and albums of them— 2 Oh, how the river the river I see when I say it it goes on and it will go on How much time All that water this little branch that fell in this drop of water this fish, this frog this river

15 March 1973