Each (word or) sentence of a text has survived the shipwreck of 200 pages. The process of writing is to circulate, to caress, to paint all the phenomena before they are precipitated, assembled, crystallized into a word ...

hélène cixous, rootprints, 18.

... say the names ...
as if you don't know them.
Say them new and just born ...

janet frame, owls do cry, 168.