Friday, May 13, 2005

Thursday, May 12, 2005

and a mist boils up · lost long
with stony light and stars · Ophir chill
or door to carol · Plutonium frost
occupation adorn · and a mist

they fly, past
raised black
sacrificial stones,

the sadness endlessly earth-bound
in the
shafts of landing gear,

drunken air-scribes in
the slopes of longing,

fragments of future findings, silver,
the cranial cockpit,

tunnels of vision
blown into the fog of speech,

self-kindling flowers
on every cable,

in the great wheel
not yet worn away,
your shadow, Saturn,
etched deep.’

--Paul C*lan, Last Po*ms (tr Katharin* Washburn, 1986)

"Embery along with Carol the artist elephant later became welcomed guests on the Johnny Carson late-night television show where Carol demonstrated her artistic ability by splashing Carson with her paint brush."

And in Ft Worth... --Voila.

"I wonder what the Texas legislative floor debate sounded like when they were trying to decide that 5 dildos is okay but 6 dildos is not."

Volapuk at Yahoogroups.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Grumman on cummings.


"If they know their old Mongol script, they can once again use it. Abolished by a Soviet language reform in 1924, it is being taught again in schools."

    "To the Etruscan Poets

Dream fluently, still brothers, who when young
Took with your mothers' milk the mother tongue.

In which pure matrix, joining world and mind,
You strove to leave some line of verse behind

Like a fresh track across a field of snow,
Not reckoning that all could melt and go."

--Richard Wilbur

Shamus. (via Robot Wisdom)

Looky! (via Lisablog)

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Ouija Plath. (via Dumbfoundry)

"The reason you find an army of right-wingers ratcheting on the radio and so few liberals is simple: Republicans are in need of affirmation, they don't feel comfortable in America and they crave listening to people who think like them." (via ALDaily)


Quitting Am*rica.

You and I in a little toy shop,
buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got.
Set them free at the break of dawn
'Til one by one, they were gone.
Back at base, bugs in the software
Flash the message, "Something's out there."
Floating in the summer sky
99 red balloons go by.

99 red balloons
Floating in the summer sky.
Panic bells, it's red alert.
There's something here from somewhere else.
The war machine springs to life
Opens up one eager eye.
Focusing it on the sky
As 99 red balloons go by.

99 Decision Street, 99 ministers meet
to worry, worry, super-scurry.
Call out the troops now in a hurry.,
This is what we've waited for
This is it boys, this is war!
The president is on the line
As 99 red balloons go by.

99 Kriegsminister
Streichholz und Benzinkanister
Hielten sich fuer schlaue Leute
Witterten schon fette Beute
Riefen: Krieg und wollten Macht
Mann, wer haette das gedacht
Dass es einmal soweit kommt
Wegen 99 ballons

(99 war ministers
Matches and cans of gas
Thought they were really smart
Thought they found some good prey
Yelled war and wanted power
Man who would have thought that
It would go so far
Because of 99 red balloons ) english translation

99 dreams I have had,
And every one, a red balloon.
It's all over and I'm standin' pretty
In the dust that was a city.
If I could find a souvenir
Just to prove the world was here...
And here it is, a red balloon
I think of you and let it go....

Monday, May 09, 2005


A pulp P*ssoa. Plus.

Canary. (via M*tafilt*r)

snowman snaught conus · owl-light
amort · rapacious antfarm
Ísvara and halcon punt
igniting this · italic

octagon nomadic · inks
wuybarq · rsta · cosmonaut
awash slip blight pinks · ago
what I-tal · calculating

amok monarchist fruits stump
from barm sphinx · backgammon Oc
did you fungal as · panic
snowman storp · off Tarawa

Sunday, May 08, 2005


Viridian insomnia ·raucous I
dimit ingots away · nip
icily nuthatch scalping · orchid maxima nod

if aroha ruinous · apt uproar croak
or ultion spiritous · imp
dismal ivory moon · inclamation thaw idiom

nymph gnarl ocarina · tonight so army
won and yawing nigh · irk pods
iodous collation · Istanbul lolling yarrow

nor until Tryphiodorus · hazards a torn coin

Victory at any cost.