One searches or scours for the words on the page. Not just the words, the sounds. And if not quite sounds then the signs that play sounds in the mind or the mouth. Recognising letters, syllables, and spaces takes place before reading. Because the arrangement of words on the page do not only determine the very sounds that are played in the mind or the mouth, as well as their sequencing and rhythm, but because the typographical effect is meaningful in and of itself too. Because words are not just verbal but visual. One word means another thing next to a different word, and another thing altogether when placed beneath it. The poetry about concrete, then, is not a kind of literary stuckness but a means of textual circumnavigation.