Tuesday, January 12, 2010

   "Ziggurat of Tears"

irreconcilable wordplay
the red hot chrysalis
in traction tug of a third road
and Selenite candle

the narrative use of blackouts
stone cold Jerusalem
golem pyrrhic eating thrust share
glow coma sterile gray

"The fever was checked. I stood a long time in Mac's talking
New York with the gobs, Guantanamo, Norfolk,--
Drinking Bacardi and talking U.S.A."

--Hart Crane

"[Ted] Hughes's metre, for all the length of its lines, is not really Lawrentian or Whitmanesque, by which is usually meant that it is delivered from formal constraints, expansive and recent; instead, it is ancestral, rooted in Middle English, its phrases divided by a heavy caesura that often has the depth of a geological fissure, an abyss into which we are afraid to look." --Derek Walcott

Volapük--the novel.

A Gateway to Sindarin. "It would have been more accurate to call it 'An Introduction to David Salo's Synthetic Reinterpretation of Tolkien's Gnomish-Noldorin-Sindarin language'."

A book on Hildegard of Bingen's conlang.

And Five Year Mission by S.P.O.C.K.

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