Saturday, May 18, 2013
if caloric, a modification of light
The names of such things as affect us, which please, and displease,
the common discourses of inconstant signification,
its species and respective capacities; of the structure required;
of the number and nature of constituent parts;
this crevice a small room, whitewashed and clean
but scarce that principle of morality to be named,
of virtue to be thought on, not somewhere or other
slighted and condemned, between general fashion
and rules of living quite opposite to others.
[ from kaustos ‘burnt’ (from kaiein ‘to burn’) ] 1.0b6
the gravity of the water
At first I had neglected them,
but now that I was able to decipher the characters,
death, wounds, imprisonment,
the promise of not resisting force,
the action as one continuous whole,
can it be imagined, that they perceive the impressions
from things without, and be at the same time ignorant
of those which nature stamped within?
[ from kaustos ‘burnt’ (from kaiein ‘to burn’) ] 1.0b7
sulphuric ether, small narrow glass
Let us follow the natural order and begin with primary facts.
The other is compounded; as when from the sight of a man at one time,
and of a horse at another, we conceive in our mind a centaure,
qualify metaphor by adding on to it that which it supplants.
But the use of words in registering our thoughts
is in nothing so evident than reward and punishment;
in enjoyment embittered by memory of the future,
anticipation of the past.
[ from kaustos ‘burnt’ (from kaiein ‘to burn’) ] 1.0b9
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Little is Known of Mongolia
A piano remained when everybody died. The piano was named Karl as a spoof on frequency. Its tone provoked a resonance, and everyone talked with verbs, nouns and the like. The nation's imagination threw a bolt of what is your favourite flavour into the air of chance. We decided we were coloured transistors from the planet Diagram. North is a point to discuss, as is South. The piano we remember was a spot in a sentence. The sentence meant to provide an action, and colour it with adjectives. No one expected the piano to remain aloof: It was , the living was fine. While the program constitutes a nation, we stop mid sentence. There could be a change, like spirit in a desk.
We're told so many things. The spectacle requires a mask.
Fourteen Memetic Signals Used to Provoke Uncertainty in the Reader
American flags made from hidden Yankee tendencies.
Shaved pudenda isolated through the use of Photoshop.
A new television set that is colored to resemble night.
Innumerable displays suggesting coition or its possibility.
Dactyls on display at the petroleum depot.
Clinical observations made prior to the execution of bodily functions.
Self-referential asides that invite mockery.
Imagining oneself as a monkey living in an Antarctic laboratory.
Accumulating chemicals as means of displaying wealth and patience.
Having fun with the ruined atmosphere.
Rendering hands as twigs and branches.
Changing the settings to thwart capitalist interlopers.
Sensing the closeness of dissolution like a snail senses paint.
The statutory procedure that terminates at a local trailer park.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Toothy, swishy: un-un moniker the stupid gamut,
the cloned ultrasuede, the rhomboid-stolid Wake-Robin
(trillium erectum) -- recurved, hypostatic, prickled,
Tin ingots, O butt cloner, peristalsis slashy --
un-name my meme: my meme is me, O dander:
What dew I knew!
Creamy, liver-shaped monstrosities, serrated, protruding,
slishy-sloshy, gloopy-gloppy purple maroon abutting
the back of the indigo moon
Dusky, unabetted, stripped scrape, deface
the jarring pompadour, O my
Aubergine midnight on the periphery: scrap
the immaculate, ultramarine, mauve-striped violets,
the delirious faces of the canary-yellow pansies
softly swaying in the sapphire shadows
straddling the ovoid awl -- No!
dream story - the zen factor
wood like windchimes with sound this time
could have been the clacking of the shutters in the wind
as you slept - though the result was good -
how the brain at rest designed a different visual effect
to break the monotony
of course you see that zenlike picture everyday
always supposing you can see zen
like you do this structure in bamboo
a pergola in minature - hangs in the air
ten past three you go to piss
and this comes after you return to sleep
wonder as you do if wood can speak -
of course this happens in dreams
when you are allowed to explore other dimensions
when the limits have been removed
maybe this is how it's done
in order to face permutations outside this reality -
the wood was green so sounded softer
deeper than long dry wood or metal
want to know what they would say
Friday, May 3, 2013
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
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...te comiste la gorra.- Cantinflas
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cereal bowl, but no cereal in it;
stone slightly larger than a broad fist;
cheap vase with pink and yellowish flowers in it;
drinking glass containing cutlery, blades and tines pointing up;
a traffic queue of teapots along a window sill spanning an entire conservatory;
rain streams scattered across window panes;trees, wind-bent, their juddering shadows in hearing, here, inhering
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In the Wine Cellar
He told me he bought the house for its wine cellar,
but after dinner when we descended the stairs
I noticed cubbyholes filled with rolled-up maps
and charts, M-16s and Kalashnikovs, RPGs
and blocks of C4. He said, The walls down here
are 5-feet thick, reinforced concrete, with shaped
ceramic brick to fool ground penetrating radar.
There are over ten airshafts up to the surface,
and there’s one escape passage that runs 1500 yards
SSW and comes out on a creekbed near the highway
overpass where an SUV will be waiting.
I said, You’re scaring me, man.
He said, A jealous darkness surrounds us.
Well then, I said, if world is ending, how about
we share a nice claret outside under the stars?