Love these riffs by Heidegger in Poetry, Language Thought, from the chapter entitled The Thing.

“But the gift of the outpouring is what makes the jug a jug. In the jugness of the jug, sky and earth dwell.”

“To pour from the jug is to give. The holding of the vessel occurs in the giving of the outpouring. Holding needs the void as that which holds.”

“The jug’s jug-character consists in the poured gift of the pouring out.”

“The jug presences as a thing. The jug is the jug as a thing. But how does the thing presence? The thing things….. The jug’s essential nature, its presencing, so experienced and thought of in these terms, is what we call thing.”

Published on by Eric Trine.

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