Zen & The Art Of Jim Jarmusch's Paterson
There will be stillness.
Things will allude to things. Like twins.
“No ideas but in things,”
said William Carlos Williams.
The humor, deadpan
The dreams, real
No ideas but in characters
Poetry may be the only salvation
of the mundane.
The epic poem Paterson, by William Carlos Williams
shows a washed-up Paterson, New Jersey
A Whitman-esque The Wasteland
for the industrial everyman
Though the ideas,
The film Paterson, by Jim Jarmusch
is the modern American equivalent
of sitting down
A film is a city
and there are no ideas but in characters.
Paterson is a 2016 film by Jim Jarmusch about a bus driver named Paterson who writes poetry inspired by William Carlos Williams.