The relation between the poet and the word is uncertain. Does the poet search for the word or does the word await the poet? Poetry is not a poet saying a word, but a word looking at the poet, letting appear what it conceals without becoming “itself” apparent. The word stares at the poet from a place which the poet cannot catch sight of. Poetizing is saying this obscurity; the obscurity of being-looked-at by that which has no place, by an absent word whose place is departure, withdrawal, and disappearance.