Saturday, August 12, 2006

Giant Pacific trashb*rg (pdf). (via H*ath*ns in H*at)



alas
(via cylon dot org)

"Better King Lear in woad, even, than King Lear in a lounge suit." --Lucas


what grows from invoking swift laws of · chaos it is shown
what flows from following iron laws of · logic it is shown

how far from that town in which i first · took a count of stars
did i go on foot picking up rocks · for cairn it is shown

how much can grasping hands rip away · from a lavish land
and its birdtalk folk in this burning · rank gulf it is shown

what can a bard who is haggardly · tacking among storms
of clockwork say that's so in lacy · hazaj it is shown


Holocaust dwarf story.


"One friend, who lauds his Pakistani identity and credentials, was unable even to name a single poem written by Iqbal!"


On my victrola- I, Assassin


Friday, August 11, 2006

"there are some who have no voices
or none that will ever speak
because of the things they know about this world
and the things they feel about this world
because the thoughts that fill a brain
that is a damaged brain
because the pain that fills a body
that is a damaged body
exists in other worlds
countless other worlds
each of which stands alone in an infinite empty blackness"

--Ligotti & Tib*t (via Blindh*it)


"Tulpa plaque, slowly forming the shape of my acting career..."


   Algorithmic Automynorcagram Moko

1. Six plus four plus six plus four plus six glyphs.

2. For any glyph, list its post-first-position-containing words.

3. Six plus four such words form a full word row.

4. Count a word row with singular through nought choosing-tabs.

5. In writing, which word is from a glyph plus tab.

6. Start out with a root word you want to sort.

7. All its post-first glyphs will sort out following words.

8. Tab for a glyph is digit of Pi in ranking.

9. Following word is which of that row has that tab.

10. Strings of odd-count word-parts go on until can’t.

   Provisional Ijzay

A. 1. raucous 2. basilisk 3. walking 4. sandcoil 5. caracul 6. wasp 7. laptop 8. cardboard 9. mask 0. sandstorm

B. 1. obsidian 2, about 3, abort 4. abyss 5. abstain 6. obtain 7. obstruct 8. oblong 9. oblivious 0. absurd

C. 1. acrostic 2. accrual 3. octopus 4. scaffold 5. scuttling 6. act 7. sculpt 8. scrollwork 9. schoolroom 0. scrum

D. 1. idolatry 2. adult 3. adjourn 4. idiotic 5. adamant 6. oddly 7. adumbrating 8. addict 9. adjunct 0. idiom

(No word row of that fifth bit.)

F. 1. of 2. uffish 3. off 4. affair 5. afghan 6. if 7. affliction 8. officious 9. afar 0. affadavit

G. 1. ogham 2. agony 3. ignorant 4. Ogpu 5. against 6. again 7. aglow 8. ago 9. ogganition 0. aggry

H. 1. shadowy 2. shard 3. shorn 4. thrifty 5. ghost 6. chimp 7. whirlwind 8. shotgun 9. shoggoth 0. thwart

I. 1. night 2. birdtalk 3. dilatory 4. gibbons 5. pillbug 6. silk 7. wisp 8. diaspora 9. fighting 0. silt

J. 1. fjord 2. ajar 3. ajaja 4. sjambok 5. gjalfr 6. djinn 7. Ojibway 8. Ujiji 9. gjakmarrja 0. ojiazul

K. 1. skald 2. akin 3. skull 4. akimbo 5. skin 6. skimp 7. skillfully 8. skid 9. skirl 0. skim

L. 1. sloppy 2. alloy 3. claypit 4. glory 5. sly 6. glass 7. blindfold 8. flashback 9. slag 0. clockwork

M. 1. ambush 2. umgang 3. immigration 4. immortal 5. ominous 6. smart 7. smoky 8. ambit 9. impair 0. Umbrist

N. 1. infirm 2. unknown 3. indigo 4. angst 5. incog 6. anchor 7. anvil 8. ongoing 9. angular 0. ink

O. 1. wobbly 2. forlorn 3. solid 4. polyps 5. mouth 6. sobbing 7. pools 8. torturing 9. poison 0. portal

P. 1. spoil 2. spurt 3. upcoming 4. spiral 5. spillway 6. spool 7. sprouting 8. apricot 9. opal 0. apart

Q. 1. squawk 2. squalid 3. Uqbar 4. aquatic 5. squat 6. squish 7. squall 8. squib 9. squash 0. squamous

R. 1. crystal 2. iron 3. orchid 4. grisly 5. drawback 6. trustworthy 7. brillig 8. crawling 9. fragrant 0. writing

S. 1. ash 2. ashtray 3. as 4. is 5. using 6. asking 7. tsunami 8. psalm 9. usurp 0. osmium

T. 1. stars 2. Cthulhu 3. story 4. storm 5. atavist 6. starfish 7. stark 8. stairway 9. strongly 0. utmost

U. 1. sunlight 2. ruinous 3. cutbacks 4. gulag 5. hurling 6. furious 7. dusk 8. lungfish 9. mutiny 0. bungalow

V. 1. ivory 2. oval 3. avid 4. ivy 5. avoid 6. uvula 7. oviduct 8. avail 9. avowal 0. avatar

W. 1. twinkling 2. twisting 3. switch 4. swamp 5. twitch 6. swimming 7. own 8. swarm 9. ywis 0. swank

X. 1. axiom 2. oxidizing 3. ax 4. ixodid 5. uxorious 6. oxroim 7. oxycontin 8. axis 9. axolotl 0. Ixion

Y. 1. byblow 2. typical 3. pylon 4. cyborg 5. syzygy 6. python 7. hybrid 8. cynic 9. by 0. myth

Z. 1. tzompantli 2. azimuth 3. Oz 4. azury 5. azoth 6. Azathoth 7. ozonous 8. izzard 9. Uz 0. tzolkin

   Pi digits:

14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 5...

So...

Radio Darkhat · idolatry
gibbons wobbly adamant mask · iron skimp ghost

walking · atavist
dispora adjunct · pools

slag · walking
Cthulhu orchid · cynic Ogpu silk

about obtain polyps shorn as · swarm solid
about · obstruct slag

syzygy


Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

alas
(via s*riouswh**ls dot com)

Killing, as if in an adjoining room: this world so small, now. Killing, as if in a far galaxy: how much our crowd minds it.


   "POEM

A man's mortals break over him and
ebb away...love, youth, Naomi.
In femoral jungles, light and shadow
play chess; man is present, judging.
Though foundering, I exhale the fate
of unknown cities and races; in my glance,
poison for future gods. The vines
already are clinging to men: they know who to back.
I live, I burn. My mortals,
my guts, break over me and ebb
away...love, youth, Naomi."

--Saint G*raud


"It's an act of conviction, baby, simply holding on
Keeping forward motion, pretending to be strong,
Listening with all my heart for voices in the wind
That will be singing for us, Baby, when the song begins again
." (via wood_s lot)


"For the translator Pindar remains one of the most impossible poets in the world. To render him literally, as Cowley says, can only give the impression that one madman has translated another." --Lucas, op cit



Scandinavian folk music brought back in a big way.


Ungodly sayings.


Floor.


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

alas
(via //g*orgiafac*s dot ca*s dot uga dot *du)


Guitars will not avail us.


   stormfall gold can light
for going off not this all
   shadowy story
and your snow-cold moon was how
an hour without rain roars


"...Robert Duncan’s onetime housemate, Philip K. Dick...offers his readers here so many different and incomplete angles into the narrative at hand, not one of them developed fully or really to completion, that the result is dizzying..."


"...these lines seem a dirge not only for a fallen poet, but for a fallen race--for the end of the poetry of a free Hellas." --F L Lucas, on 'Lam*nt for Bion' in: Gr**k Po*try for 3v*ryman (1951)


Monday, August 07, 2006

A Strong*r Kinship.


Small crisis upon small crisis, no slack to stand back and think about it in (as if by plan). Control is also a storm. But what would i say of tomorrow? Night horrors, gray dismay, dismal coming so of old bard warnings. And too: what our vision cannot know. Much.


wolf's pool · Tiw nidor
mint solos · salp march
toot wasp · sawtooth cramp
lasso lost Nimrod · inwit loops flow


   "Song

Naomi looks for her child
in the trees, in the leaves.
It is of fire, and has spirited her away.
Though sea-level rise to heart-level,
in the trees, in the leaves."

--Saint G*raud (Bill Knott), Th* Naomi Po*ms (1968)


On my victrola- P*nd*r*cki's St Luk* Passion


Sunday, August 06, 2006

CIA cigars. Until Night Falls. Salsa on shortvibration radio i would turn on during long Raygun nights: Radio Habana.


djinn sjambok · winning angst unknown
island ajaja · wasp impound
abort wombat · skip twinkling gift
and in kiln fnast · against fallout


   'XLI.

Kneeling death is spilling
its white blood which isn't blood.
It smells like a guarantee.
But I think I'm going to laugh.

Something murmured over there. They're quiet.
Someone hisses courage on the side,
and they're counted up in pairs,
twenty-three ribs that are missing
on both sides; they're also
counted up in pairs; the whole file
of trapeziform escorts.

Meanwhile the changing of the guards
(I've got to laugh again)
gets even and clubs us to the ground,
again and again,
from membrane to membrane,
tap
by
tap.'

--Smith's Trilc*