Tuesday, October 25, 2005

#112 Discourse on Method (1)

Having
suffered
through 17
symposia
convened
by L’Académie
Francaise
on Le Discours
de la Méthode


& fearing
he was
about to be
pushed be-
yond the
bounds of
rational
thought

Descartes
discarded
his wig
& his silk
breeches
& hose
& headed
for the
nearest
leather bar
muttering

“Who gives
a fuck what
anybody
thinks. I am
what I am.”


Monday, October 24, 2005

#111 God is no Saint




Either. It is
an absolute.

Or. It is
an absolution.

The bird
is perplexed
by the shoe
size &
is unable
to decide.

Friday, October 14, 2005

#110 Le Trait d'union


 



     The male                       There it
       flower                          encounters
        breaks off                   the female.
          & rises 
            to the                      Birds
              surface of             grow.
                the water.
                                           The use
of hyphens with adverbs is redundant
unless an identical adjective exists.

Late-blooming sun.



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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

#109 The Search for the Absolute (1940)



Held
the leaf
up to the

light.
Said. In
this one leaf

the
entire tree.
Said. Is fractal.

Is
blueprint. Is
the entire forest.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

#108 The Lovers



Is said. Aug-
mented by
is seen. Sur-
text. Not under
but laid upon. The
emphasizing
hand, the under-
scoring smile. What
is read into by
what goes on
around. So
are the lovers
so aware of
one another
that inflexion is
nuance? Or is
there something else
behind the cliched
blindness?