Writing with my feet …

I HAVE TO IF I WANT TO KEEP UP WITH MY FUGITIVE STAG

Nietzsche’s poem ‘Writing with One’s Feet’ in The Gay Science (Fröhliche Wissenschaft):

Not with my hand alone I write:
My foot wants to participate.
Firm and free and bold, my feet
Run across the field – and sheet.

Joseph Beuys 1977 – “I Think Anyway with the Knee”

In his long narrative, “Milton”, Blake describes how the author of “Paradise Lost” returned from heaven and entered Blake’s foot in the form of a comet. Afterwards, the familiar world of the five senses turned into a shoe. Blake tied the shoe and walked with the Spirit of Poetry to the City of Art.

Milton actually entered Blake’s left tarsus bone!

But Milton entering my foot I saw in the nether/ Regions of the
Imagination also all men on Earth,/ And all in Heaven, saw in the nether regions of the Imagination.”

Blake’s Milton

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