Family Happiness (Nondidactic)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 572

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“Overture of my voice like the flash of bats. / The hyena babble and apish libretto. // Piscine skin, unblinking eyes. / Sideshow invites foreigner with animal hide.” from Cathy Park Hong’s ‘Zoo’

they move today as was written   hold that sound
against one of

they move   today   dog hyper-aware   and read by complex formations
me she or   has gone

they   move today   perspicuous improvisational solo
explain more clearly   

they move   today it is being written   
hold it against one's   patience

they   move   today   for difference radiates 
one of us   curious dog

What would metal sound like after capitalism?

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“A pop song—and metal, for all its fuck no, is pop music—is a commodity, and its market conditions are written into its chord structure. It is caught up entirely in capitalism’s circuits. A wash of guitars and a blast beat do not have the power to resist the contradictions they expose and express.

“Imagine if, ‘after passing through [a] book,’ presto, we were ‘helpless’ to avoid changing our lives. Sometimes I wonder what metal would sound like after capitalism, or whether we would even need metal then. I wonder the same thing about poetry.”

 

— Michael Robbins, from his essay “Destroy Your Safe and Happy Lives.” The essay appears in Robbins’s book “Equipment for Living”, which you should absolutely buy.

Michael Robbins

Wikipedia Poem, No. 534

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“I like the fact that once a piece of work is done, I cease to exist. I like the feeling of disappearing after finishing an artwork.” Xu Zhen

what nobel academy might give such a thing
cleaned of its equipment for demolishing
full-scale life

modern life
modern horrors
hilarious at odds unsettle

tract about good criticism
an essential fact hilariously
variously attacked by an itch

black witch essential fact
but goth pop possibility
shot between his types of lips

heavy metal death metal speed metal in common
for living full-scale demolition critics
don’t point at books’ brash concluding

they full-scale banality for poetry
but collect one and clean it
white its equipment for information

take it try it dry it buy it
the academy has an informer
journey vital nails reformer to abundance

Please, Don’t Leave, I’ve Got So Much to Reveal (Cryptocrystalline)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 515

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by election   amphor ice   multiplicity
polaris   jail amphora   whit north star
scorcher bailiff   nibble horse   race willemite slab
sonneteer   imbroglio   house
coal black truss   nymph   triviality
seed pearl   suspicion   youthful lot
alabar alabar   nibble   horror scale 
sizzle   amendment   charlatan chord cost
d scruple nuisance   c minor coğazköy   council of chalcedon
skyscraper   felony    grumbleful megalopolis
scorcher   sword   extremote in a snit

Rupture, Trauma (pol-yde-cte-spe-rse-usm-edu-sax)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 488

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“To be with you in that region / Of speed and altitude where our bodies / Sail off to be kissed and changed / By light that behaves like a hand / Picking us up in one state and putting / Us down in a different one every time” Tom Clark

          time 
children    chubby forearms 
furniture nips at salvation
     to victims respectful to victims respected
 
          performance work masters last intimate it   
must record       tell must recruit       
acts of paradise       given     magnum distlllation     
 
chosen          the record tell must record tell must record tell 
must record tell  now   nips at salvations of paradise given           
magnum distlllation to victims          respectful to the                furniture 
nips at salvation      himself in terror upon fingers             
 
magnum      distlllation              
himself information of a central mind                
himself information to street consent   
 
with how the poetic nor poetic nor poem    
magnum disposition analyze performation to victims 
respectful to victims respectful to     victims respectful to victims      
respectful to victims   with      expected performance         to cover     
 
we do it all as a beast now          
information works the masters                    
magnum disposition performance work 
 
master's            magnum           distlllation to victims    respectful        
the street      consitent with expected performance work
masters last     intimate it   
musted performance          work           masters              failed low — 
 
meditation to the record tell       
now   it is ever being arrived 
process     time               tune the children for news now   
 
furniture nips at salvation to victims 
respected       with       how the     reader       
we do it because
because because because       because               
    because because because        because
    because because               because we do it because      because because because
    because because because       because because we do it    
 
because     magnum distlllation           to victims           
respected performances     to the victims   
respected       with how the            magnum victims    
 
respectful to victims to street to record 
tell must record      tell        must       record recruit       
acts       of paradise given      magnum positivity 
performance inference works the masters' last intimate musted with 
 
how the    magnum          dispositive performation      
with disposition  children chubby news now        n myths 
then     what           it is possible you
 
personal risk to victims respectful       to       victims          
respected    with       respect to victims respected how the warming
poems     what      performance work 
masters now           it is   a beast      in the rushes
 
for           the              magnum distlllation          
now            it is ever-possibly     performation       to victims      
respected with distillation arriving 
 
weapons on weapons            
nor poetic nor       poem           
polemic children's news    
the chosen news now    rushes forward

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Sources:

 

 

 

http://www.wqxr.org/story/new-music-fight-club/

 

Stock Art Beef Broth Bass Player

Wikipedia Poem, No. 478

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“to show a woman the depth and purity of your love what you have to do is something drastic and stupid … i was a young writer once and here is a song about a guy who travels someplace with a gun.” John Darnielle

what you think!
         cohesive essay 
       what obscure track 
tricks from a guitar darnielle's for going on 
fifteen years now 
        maybe a bit of sweet fruit 
more than i imagined 
         to do with a pencil and early in contrast time 
i 
heard once that the importance of 
what happened is realizing that a 
    half-measure is but one of autotune 
a much derided to 
entrust his songs 
  i remember fondly the twelve bar 
back of a guy 
        in late-night 
         post-production voices led to sour platforms should 
come bar blues from 
         an acolyte of an 
acolyte of rap i imagined  
saying that obscure travers 
that asymmetrical little bead 
that twelve back 
from a guy on the internet 
         blogs led 
     by craven narcoleptics

Two a Rhythm of the Mind

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“6. Greek mathematicians did not think one was a number because the concept one did not involve number. To them, two was the first number. And the hybrid marriage of one, which was not a number, and two, which was, begot three, the second number. And from one, two, and three, all other numbers proceeded, so that all odd numbers had in them an element that was not number. This is why Plato said that the leap from one to two was the leap to rationality.

Leonard Bernstein, speaking of music, said that two was a rhythm of the body and three was a rhythm of the mind. This has been contested by people who say that three is a rhythm of the body and two a rhythm of the mind. Not everyone has weighed in on this subject. But it seems intuitively right, doesn’t it? To say that there is a groundedness in the symmetry of twos, off which threes seem to play, seem airier.”

Robert Hass, from “A Little Book on Form”

People Are Forming Various Sentences with Their Bodies

Wikipedia Poem, No. 455

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After Ron Padgett

there is no rush dear
cognitively 
certain your lover enough 
         water tells me 
you were 
      born last month

        we've eaten too much sugar
and 
our birthday was two days enough time 
to drink
          we've eaten too much 
sugar
and our birthday was 
two days enough time 
to indict 
      oneself
         always enough time 
to 
drink smart 
      complete
dancing particles 
of 
          night
below the poetry oneself
always 
past
i'm cognitively 
certain your shoes
         but we must have
dragged 
          shit in on our 
      birthday two days 
enough 
time to 
         indict 
one's wants 
to 
     write
the poetry 
   one wants to 
         drink
      we've 
eaten too 
       much 
    sugar
and 
          our birthday was two days 
       enough