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Wikipedia Poem, No. 671

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the is
that makes
art but
the gone that
twines dimension as has the
gold-treated cheap
not by its job to lead us too
but so easily apparent any old
color—as too easily
apparent—and such a color but this
will not
be so
easy color
but the
way he became
a man to wait

there came a man wait

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“You ask, Aristippus, and I tell you / it’s in the waiting; that the moment, like a stag / may arrive at your doorstep as if from a cloud / and disappear before you know it, / not even the after-trace of a phantasm; / and you will have missed it for all your scheming, / your daydreaming about lofty verses and fame, / your lunging and casting about like a spaniel / barking his way into the middle of a slough, / then unable to get out.” Kleinzahler, from “Epistle XIV”, 2003

 

A couple of days worth of scribbles from one Google Doc. Much recent work is for publication elsewhere. The blog may be relatively quiet. Apologies. Enjoy my head turned inside out and gently browned.

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In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters (Messier 45 or M45), is an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus.

moving-words in sappho:

watched, go down, …

In linguistics, a compound verb or complex predicate is a multi-word compound that functions as a single verb. One component of the compound is a light verb or vector, which carries any inflections, indicating tense, mood, or aspect, but provides only fine shades of meaning. The other, “primary”, component is a verb or noun which carries most of the semantics of the compound, and determines its arguments. It is usually in either base or [in Verb + Verb compounds] conjunctive participial form.

In modern grammar, a particle is a function word that must be associated with another word or phrase to impart meaning, i.e., does not have its own lexical definition. On this definition, particles are a separate part of speech and are distinct from other classes of function words, such as articles, prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs. Languages vary widely in how much they use particles, some using them extensively and others more commonly using alternative devices such as prefixes/suffixes, inflection, auxiliary verbs and word order. Particles are typically words that encode grammatical categories (such as negation, mood, tense, or case), clitics, or fillers or (oral) discourse markers such as well, um, etc. Particles are never inflected.

there are about 200 irregular verbs;

The copula verb be has a larger number of different inflected forms, and is highly irregular.

[Pleiades] was later mythologised as the name of seven divine sisters, whose name was imagined to derive from that of their mother Pleione, effectively meaning “daughters of Pleione”. In reality, the name of the star cluster almost certainly came first, and Pleione was invented to explain it.

… goes, am

In about 300 BC, a doctor was summoned to diagnose the illness afflicting Antiochus, crown prince of the Seleucid empire in Syria. The young man’s symptoms included a faltering voice, burning sensations, a racing pulse, fainting, and pallor. In his biography of Antiochus’ father, Seleucus I, Plutarch reports that the symptoms manifested themselves only when Antiochus’ young stepmother Stratonice was in the room. The doctor was therefore able to diagnose the youth’s malady as an infatuation with her. The cause of the illness was clearly erotic, because the symptoms were “as described by Sappho.” The solution was simple: Antiochus’ father divorced Stratonice and let his son marry her instead.

Sappho has probably had more words written about her in proportion to her own surviving output than any other writer.

03202017

“If the repression is not completely effective, then a state of anxiety can be stimulated by the unconscious mind producing threatening feelings without the patient being aware of the reason for the anxiety. This is where the descriptions of the demons may help the incantation treat the sufferer. The process of denial can be influenced by focusing on the demons as the cause of the anxiety, particularly if it remind the patient of those intimate feelings which were originally repressed. Repression, as explained by Freud, takes many forms, some of which can clearly be detected in Mesopotamian incantations.” Freud, Magic and Mesopotamia: How the Magic Works

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jacobus: “Just as literal or symbolic acts of erasure challenge the authority of iconic images, Dadaist techniques of collage overturn received narratives and subvert aesthetic hierarchies.” 19

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“more equal” montfort 85

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“I maintain my Twitter and Facebook for professional purposes.”
“I’m not allergic to mold.”

03252017

Rukeyser:
When I wrote of the women in their dances and
wildness, it was a mask,
on their mountain, gold-hunting, singing, in orgy,
it was a mask; when I wrote of the god,
fragmented, exiled from himself, his life, the love gone
down with song,
it was myself, split open, unable to speak, in exile from
myself.

There is no mountain, there is no god, there is memory
of my torn life, myself split open in sleep, the rescued
child
beside me among the doctors, and a word
of rescue from the great eyes.

No more masks! No more mythologies!

Now, for the first time, the god lifts his hand,
the fragments join in me with their own music.

”Emily Dickinson’s strictness, sometimes almost a slang of strictness, speaks with an intellectually active, stimulated quick music.” Rukeyser

“leveling of man” masons, heard in doc on burns

My favorite Queen song is, BY FAR, Princes of the Universe. What does that say about me?

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Salcedo examines world violence and talks about the experiences of the victims. Refuses to let them be forgotten. Elevates them. The goal here is what? … So that we don’t forget? So that we can empathize… and change? So that in the split second before the sword meets flesh the executioner can pull up, pull out, disengage?

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Reading Ruefle’s On Sentimentality: The internet as “Great Puddle of Sentimentality”. No time to expand on that right now, but good idea for an essay. Use her bibliography as a starting point. (John Gardner: “causeless emotion.”)

Bestowing upon one the permission to “see better”/”perceive better”/”sense better”/feel better” is the greatest gift a poet can convey. This is said in some form by Mary Ruefle in several sources. (Muck, a YouTube video from the Library of Congress where she speaks with Ron Charles, probably elsewhere…)

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“singing of black despair is some consolation for having to endure it.” Badiou, Black, 5

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I have a weird relationship with brilliant and eccentric people. I think a lot about how brilliance and that powerful cult-of-personality persona exhibited by a lot of religious/cult leaders a/o self-help gurus, celebrities, political figures, etc etc, are connected. I’ve been close to a few really brilliant people who can’t get along with others. is it a choice? a gift? a curse?

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“Poetry is never encoded–it is never a convert operation whose information is ciphered and must be deciphered–and yet it does incline toward self-concealment, insofar as it concentrates intently on what words conceal, or, to put it another way, on what language seeks to reveal. // It concentrates on the inside in an attempt to reverse the situation; to turn it inside out. // Every word carries a secret inside itself; it’s called etymology. // It is the DNA of a word.” Mary Ruefle, p91

Three Poems

Dan Flavin

in me he is
sequestered and afeard
in the farmost
angle im
possible im
aginable
his back behind his back
the implication
of darkness
elsewhere is blood
red pitch
you see what you want
in the light

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Cy Twombly

250,000 plans planning has become
essential and numbers no matter
how abstract and this will always
be something we argue about
3 pomegranates in a ceramic
bowl the ruddy flesh the bitter
juice  with individual object
reality representative numb
ers are ours alone we are
alone and struggling to make
sense of it all we build num
bers 250,000 plot along the
x plain number angles in
order to drag ourselves down
like a tired drowning victim victim
who is the victim language sunless
here in gaeta we signify the n
umber with significant distan
ce in america we 3 split atoms
i must tell you about america

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David Hockney

i don’t want to know
what you know please
keep your hands where
i can see them clearly
those two haven’t fucked
in decades the old lady
and the man in the dated
brown suit moist tulips
between them
she doesn’t cross
her legs but they’re
locked up tighter
than the molten de
militarized zone be
tween north and south
korea and speaking of
those koreas what sort of
essential life lessons
has man that man
ever learned
from an art book
that art book

Wikipedia Poem, No. 164

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“But it is precisely as an attenuated Abstract Expressionist that Twombly has won a place in history. He preserved the Romantic subjectivity of a movement that, as American culture turned witheringly skeptical, lost all conviction. He did it by hazarding that conviction is overrated. Mere whim will serve just as well.” Peter Schjeldahl, New Yorker, Drawing Lines, March 2005.

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       beyond reproach blameless as 
his online reviewers note
      
and 
   safeguard threater 
      god is 
     beyond reproach in christ
        what is 
         beyond reproach a phrase 
         35 years
the one 
who 
          was alienated
        this 
is beyond 
reproach phrase lamprey
impeccable 
          exemplary imperious in her direction 
    with 
        twee over us who stubbornly struggle 
to be country and 
   safeguard 
through ethical standards 
         for us 
who writhing 
to 
  term a country and safeguard threats 

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Wikipedia Poem, No. 140

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“What is that painting of mine in Philadelphia? Is it Fifty Days in Iliam? It’s very strange, no one has ever mentioned it. Have you ever seen it? Well it’s one of a large group of paintings. It’s called Fifty Days in Iliam; I spelt it I-L-I-A-M, which is not correct. It’s U-M. But I wanted that, I wanted the A for Achilles; I always think of A as Achilles; I wanted the A there and no one ever wrote and told me that I had misspelt Ilium. I’m saying anyone in America.” Cy Twombly

culminations 
          as 
a guiding 
    mood from the 1960s 
which 
       witnessed Commodus 
serving as 
a summation of Mary 
of the 
final 
     panel despite the 
     Cuban Missile Crisis agonizing a much more somber and culminate the painting 
wounds and in the final panoply of chaos their 
composition 
of 
congealed 
anxious 
bleeding marks
1962 bleeding the line the 
      cycle of nine the 
darkening of historical sequences of the bloody whirls 
of President John F Kennedy producing 
bloody whirls of historical sequences 
of 
historical 
sequences often articulating mood President 
John F Kennedy produced insanity 
        and tension
Source: 
- Sylvester, David. “Interview / Cy Twombly / Rome.” cytwombly.info. 2000. Web. 6 Mar. 2016.
- Twombly, Cy. Fifty Days at Iliam. 1978. Oil, oil crayon, and graphite on canvas. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 114

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and
 	death,
and others the same
  	to checked emotional
Republicans to
London, this willingness,
	who had been
    	removing
    	himself in the authority to London,
  and
  death,
   and other the horrific
attacks.
The
  TSA Administration
of his
is "robust."
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"robust."
	(this is "robust."
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 	are the reality bearing him
   	on Tuesday, Syria,
   say,
Syrian refugees
   would bring such assure of American
   dream,"
in
   a sharply worded
      	that came diggings out of the U.S. House
passengers,
	which he
      	finds surrounding
on us is the
twin my house,
     	approved by
voice
vote on this is terror attendants
	objectively candid
would bring himself
The bill, this is "robust."
(this is
the
are
fleeing on us is
the TSA Administration
Security
	to "conceding
    	on
  	us
is: the same
diggings outcry, the U.S. House, approved by
      	the American
dream," in the American dream," in the
	counted
by U.S. House
   reality
 	bearing airplanes urging out
   	of the
wake
of
  	American dream,"
  	in aviation, looked
emotion consign the twin methodology, this
    	is:
the U.S.
values in
   	checked luggage.
Flight attendants objected. So
  	did airlines and
      	mounted
   	from some Democrat on us is terror
attendants
    	objected. So did airplanes urging out
of
the American dread

 


Sources: 

Associated Press. "The Latest: Paris Attackers Known to American Intelligence." Boston.com. 
Associated Press, 17 Nov. 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Associated Press. "Wolf Defends Accepting Syrian Refugees." Ydr.com. Associated Press, 17 Nov. 2015. 
Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Harris, Sam. "The Riddle of the Gun (Revisited)." Samharris.org. N.p., 8 Oct. 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Klepper, David. "NY Gov. Cuomo, NYC Mayor De Blasio Declare Support for Accepting Syrian Refugees; 
De Blasio Slams NJ Gov. Christie for Rejecting Refugees." ABC7 New York. ABC, 17 Nov. 2015. 
Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Olson, Charles. "Cy Twombly." THE DISINHIBITOR. N.p., 6 July 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Salant, Jonathan D. "Payne Bill Tells U.S. to Ask Pilots, Airports before Removing Items from Banned List." 
NJ.com. Advance Media, 17 Nov. 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

Werner, Erica, and Alicia A. Caldwell. "Discord Grows over U.S. Role in Aiding Syrian Refugees." 
NorthJersey.com. N.p., 17 Nov. 2015. Web. 18 Nov. 2015.

“Cy Twombly” from “Collected Prose of Charles Olson”

“Sculpture fled. And architecture has now run after. And for good reasons: that the round world (which it was their job to lead us to enjoy—to illuminate)—turned to rot. It had been treated cheap, not by these arts but by what makes arts: men.

All the golden things, including the mean, got debased. Then everything blew up, from the inside, from cause.

It is even possible that one has to include line as having suffered, and color.  But this will not be so easily apparent, and the point of it can wait.

There came a man who dealt with whiteness. And with space. He was an American. And perhaps his genius lay most in innocence rather than in the candor now necessary. In any case, he was not understood.

What seems clear is, that two dimensions as surface for plastic attack is once more prime. And with all perspective as aid gone, the whole Renaissance. Even line gone. And maybe color—as too easy.”

An excerpt from Charles Olson’s short essay entitled “Cy Twombly” from “Collected Prose Charles Olson”.