Monday, January 19, 2015

#280 Elementary cosmogony






It's the same
principle as
picking the wine
to go with your
meal, except in
reverse. That first
leaf you consider
often determines
what sort of day
it's going to
accompany.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

#279 Personal Values

The painting shows
an example of how technology helps citizens
what happens when the teacher mixes two colorless liquids
a prototype or a final version of the product
the ruins of a shipyard in the port of Carthage
a figure slightly hidden so that not everything is given away
the components of rapid installation
the yellow flowers of a sweet broom bush
a tongue removed from a cow with wooden tongue
the famous model of ancient Rome
two packs of insulation
a honey bee larva placed on a labeled glass slide
that timing is everything
victims of the Titanic stacked in body bags
an example of an optic nerve
Swedish glamor model Natacha Peyre posing with a fan
a mystery light in the distance
a cartload of seaweed
Earth as a small dot from a vantage point millions of miles away
the start of the dance with Death
only one moment & a cropped one at that.

Friday, December 19, 2014

#278 The Famous Man (2)






He is floating upside
down; but still man-
ages to write about

air pollution monitoring
& source emissions
sampling. Is full of

concern for the dog
whom the maid is so
roughly ordered to

take care of. It is during
this time that any space-
craft traveling to Mars

must be launched.
Lessons do exist for us
from the Paleolithic.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

#277 Transatlantic Passenger

The horse has lost his bell
& balls. Not even half-assed,

just a tail. Has found a
muscular man whose nose

adopts a fencer’s stance.
Cumberbund captured.

Wrapped. Bound. Might be
a fit. Tight, but enjoyable.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

#276 La Belle Captive



                         She paused to let
                    a brass band
                            pass—these days 
                  the beach was full 
             of them. Not from
                      any new-found universal
                            desire for music; rather 
               a re-discovered           need for
               uniforms. Not winning is
                         never easy—especially 
                       when you also haven't
          lost. But the games
                    are never over until
               the games begin. So 
                           redefine the space
          between with passing-
                         out parades & 
          swimwear & get the
               answers ready 
                            for the questions that 
          are sure                to come.

Friday, October 24, 2014

#275 Night in Pisa






                              Close by the un-
                            edifying surface
                          images of under-
                       ground bombing 
                     I come across the
                  Martha Graham 
               Company dancing 
             Stravinsky's Le 
           Sacre du Printemps 
         & stay with that. 
       This is not denial 
      but a necessary                 
                                                           maintenance 
                                                           of balance.


Monday, October 20, 2014

#274 Querelle des universaux






rock



Wittgenstein


paper



scissors


Thursday, October 16, 2014

#273 The Masterpiece or The Mysteries of the Horizon




Can there be ) an infinite )    )
process : with a beginning

in the water — air comes
from water, earth from
water — always some :
         other kind.
                The boy does
not come ) from the ) man )

but from a learner / a man
of science is being made.

The former
                must have
an end. That
                which
exists after the
                coming to be.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

#272 The Connivance

The design of modern
operating systems often
uses religious privilege
to conceal the results of
wanton destruction by

an unscrupulous timber
mafia. This rejection
of classical architecture
allows a 'natural', organic
building style to attract

rare maritime species to
locations whose d├ęcor
would otherwise suggest
nothing less than Dickens'
eponymous Bleak House.


Tuesday, October 07, 2014

#271 Almayer's Folly





    The low frequencies
    of the spectra cause
    horizontal rasta
    distortion but
    not all rock bassists
    use it. There are no
    step
              by
                    step
    instructions & the
    assembly manual is
    made with interfaced
    flannel lining &
    cotton fabric stretched
    over the terrain be-
    tween dilation & erosion.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

#270 The Witness




Shortly after
crossing the Earth's
meridians, the
paradigm shifted
to be replaced
by a single central
index letter. Hun-
dreds rioted. Sniper
teams lined the
walls. Pre-
booking for Good
Friday services
became essential.