Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Yes, We Have No Mañana"

spended Grays' cadences
bag of floppy disks
though unswept crash debris
Harvard drizzle
revenge of the subfusc determinant

O funhouse Vlad, Klazomenian ore
trees are loud with odd birds here
here we are nothing if not responsible
to keep
our apophenia under control

"This is the first unwritten law of alienation, and we need to be conscious of it: the something we say NO to is never the real enemy, but only the shadow it casts over us and within us." --Jacques LeCarriere, The Gnostics (tr Nina Rootes, 1989)

"The task of theology lies in circumscribing the edges of symbolism and making an enclosure of it." --Khatibi & Sijelmass, The Splendor of Islamic Calligraphy (1994)

"Reading Negarestani is like being converted to Islam by Salvador Dali.."

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