PATERSON: I’m working on a poem for you.
LAURA: A love poem?
PATERSON: Yeah, I guess if it’s for you it’s a love poem.
JAPANESE POET: A bus driver in Paterson. A-ha.
PATERSON: A-ha, what?
JAPANESE POET: This very poetic.
Jim Jarmusch, Paterson (2016)
quietly, with long lapses of silence
and I am aware of the stream
that has no language, coursing
beneath the quiet heaven of
which has no speech
waiting for the fire and I
attendant upon you, shaken by your beautyShaken by your beauty
and the present pouring down: the roar,
the roar of the present, a speech–
is, of necessity, my sole concern.”
Allen Ginsberg, nato come Williams nel New Jersey, lo riteneva il suo maestro. Williams incluse diverse lettere di Ginsberg in Paterson, sostenendo che una avesse particolarmente ispirato la quinta sezione dell’opera