Saturday, July 29, 2006

(via n*wsimg dot bbc dot co dot uk slash m*dia)


I,was,old,very,young: I,was,all,
Mirrors: I,was,all,

Inspecting,me. I,found,God's,

His,skull,in,my,hand! ...
God's,skull,aside. I,preferred,suicide."

--Jos* Garcia Villa

"Pablo the Ur-realist
Faced by his 'Guernica'
And the Gestapo officer's hiss
'Did you do this!'
Said gently, you did."

--Zukofsky, A 12.

Friday, July 28, 2006

(via andr*w dot cmu dot 3du slash us*r slash yangwang)


Strum along, sweet hope, you clear up
how we stay here from staying here so much.

Today you come when I'm barely awake.
The stable's divinely pissed
and excremented by the innocent cow
and the innocent ass and the innocent rooster.

Penetrate the ecumenical maria.
Oh saintgabriel, make the soul conceive,
the lightless love, the skyless,
the most stone, most nothing,
even the monarch illusion.

We'll burn all our bridges!
We'll burn the ultimate essence!

But if you have to suffer from myth to myth,
and if you chew on ice to talk to me,
let's chew on hot coals,
now there's nowhere to come down,
now there's nowhere to rise.

The rooster's having his doubts, man.'

--Trilc* (tr David Smith, 1973)

Passion for Islam.

"The terrible rat-courage of the enemy. The stout clergyman at our hotel estimating on the back of an envelope the height of the waterfall for the hydraulic engineer." --Th* Orators

A Lost Painting.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

(via loc dot gov slash rr slash int*rnational slash am*d slash l*banon)


There will be stars over the place forever;
   After the house and the street we loved are lost,
Every time the earth circles her orbit
   On the night the autumn equinox is crossed
Two stars we knew, poised on the peak of midnight
   Will reach their zenith; stillness will be deep--
There will be stars over the place forever,
   There will be stars forever, while we sleep."

--Sara T*asdal*

"Thales, the son of Examyas, has met a harsh fate in his old age. He left the court of his house at night, as he was wont, with his maidservant to view the stars, and as he gazed, forgetting where he was, he came to a steep slope and fell over. Thus the Milesians lost their astronomer." (via Z*llar)

Back in th* day.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

ammoniacal satrap
grit Satan

a world lit only by Pac-Man and thick flak
through which fathoms spiralling audit

go with a wanion
into catacomb basalt

go and form of this raucous blood din

Pw*rl* sist*rs 6.

"Nameless are now the bards, their graves unknown,
their chants, unwritten, vanished into air,
into the keeping of the winds that hone
themselves at eventide on the menhir..."

--3sth*r Cam*ron (Th* World's Last Ros*)

Urban Trib*s.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"...I am now separated from my truly wonderful family in south Lebanon who are only a km or less away from the battles. All of them TRAPPED in a house...thirty or forty of them, mostly children with no escape."

thick · ghost sign
scalding sky · again char roll

is stony · psychic
sign ignoring · indigo tsunami scar

raucous flow · odium sign angry
against issuing skull · dying fall

hasp · sign and scandal · shadowy walking crawl

promptly loop · sloppy claw sign
as is at rolm · ink

lying apart · ask
wynd occult thick sign scout · is sign agnostic

into · sign
ogham only pools · crisp sign against

ogganition sign · unknown
idolatry sign · ugly

solid storm · as full
snap fault ambit · sign is ichor fail

proud crow · fall
pulpit scurry · loot mulct isthmus of glowing

wodwo idiot sign sunk · imago ash
sign agony inchworm wallop · anchor

against brumous · symptoms call

"This iceberg cuts its facets from within." --3lizab*th Bishop

On my victrola- Lor**na McK*nnitt: Book of S*cr*ts

A Grail for Carcosa.

Monday, July 24, 2006

   "Chicken Soup for Cthulhu

These walls they've raised around us
that block out the sky,
is it the Warsaw Ghetto in nineteen forty?
--No, child, the West Bank in twenty ought-four.
   According to the reporter
   on the six o'clock news
   with his white white teeth
   it is something you deserve.

These pass cards we require
if we want to leave our town,
is it South Africa in nineteen fifty-two?
--No, child, the Gaza Strip in twenty ought-five.
   According to the reporter
   on the six o'clock news
   with his white white teeth
   it is something you deserve.

These shells that rain among us
reiving the homes and lives of so many,
is it Sarajevo in nineteen ninety-five?
--No, child, Beirut in twenty ought-six.
   According to the reporter
   on the six o'clock news
   with his white white teeth
   it is just what you deserve."

--Hil**l M*mshac

nuklir lug
lost rim kiln

"I discovered this new space technology while making landmines for a "smart mine field" in Poland before World War II."

'I am ashamed, and every day my shame increases,
That in an age that casts such shadows
A certain lofty malady
Still bears the name of song.
Is Bedlam a fitting name for song,
A lesson earth has learnt
The hard way, turning from books
To throw itself on pikes and bayonets...'

--Th* Po*try of Boris Past*rnak (tr G*org* R*av*y, 1959)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

(via //graphics10 dot nytim*s dot com)

Kal*vala Latina.

my word is law · dog food
rains in nuklir darkmans · snug lair
room to turn · furnish
obolus · lug

my sight is lost · gull
rim mutiny · kiln

"With a worldwide disaster looming just a few years ahead, it is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. No reference to the present day is intended or should be inferred." (via robotwisdom)