Let me just say that the time spent is well worth it! It's going to be another great issue. Full details tomorrow.
today / the postman / tomorrow the world
There are days when you break the time up into small pockets & allocate a task to each of them. It’s not done through any sense of efficiency; rather, it provides something to move on to, or move away from.
It doesn’t always work, & what was intended doesn’t always work out. This half hour has been allocated for spending at the computer. You stick at it, even though the reality is 30 minutes staring at a blank screen waiting for words to come.
The block is almost finished. Time to move on. The clowns arrive at 4.01.
me the two
set up a
match for them,
pencilled in a
couple of months
the Mexicans &
they’ll both have
masks on. That way
the winner won’t be
identifiable until the
victorious one exits
the cage & un-
perched on the
the object of
his desire he
not as bird but
as a puffer fish
with the air
.....such tumblings are a signTitus Lucretius Carus proposed in his 200-page poem De rerum natura a number of radical & anachronistic concepts.
That motions also of the primal stuff
Secret and viewless lurk beneath—
i. The endocrinology
I stroll out to Wilshire Boulevard.
A group of part-time soldiers are setting out on parade.
There are bits missing.
A lot of raw fish has a tendency to do that.
"I'm a NASCAR fan," she said at a
birthday party in little osaka one recent night.ii. The interval between first & second sleep
Marie-Ange sounded determined.
It was reflected in
her elegant handcuffs.iii. Prolactin, a pituitary hormone
There's no longer a difference between theatre & shadow—
“I saw Brazil last night, Terry Gillem. Never saw it before. It was boring. I had to watch Chronicles of Riddick to clear my head of thagt junk.”
Today I get to prep for a colonoscopy.iv. Unlike meditation
with no sense.v. Altered consciousness
He prepared a candle-lit gourmet dinner
that would end up being eaten
by the mangy dog on the front lawn.vi. Benign states
The babysitter got bored & went to watch TV.
The hairy-nosed wombat eats roots & leaves.The placement of a comma after “eats” creates another fact, this time about the sexual habits of the marsupial, if “roots” is used in the Australasian sense of sexual intercourse.
The hairy-nosed wombat eats, roots & leaves.(& an aside—oh the foibles of a senile memory where the things that caught your eye when young are as if they never went away tho you haven’t thought about them for fifty years—bringing into play the U.S. use of “rooting” as a synonym for “cheering on”; a line from a U.S. news magazine—most probably TIME—describing how Cambridge University lost its annual boat race with rival Oxford “despite the rooting of ex-Cambridge cox Antony Armstrong-Jones & his fiancée, Princess Margaret”.)
they want healthcare if they get sick they want the best schools for their kidsno doubt conceived with a comma after “sick” but spoken without it, & with the only pause in the words inserted after “healthcare”.
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"The germs of this book began in 1977, when I visited friends in London. As a child, I’d been told I had a speech impediment, but I vehemently refused voice lessons. Then, in a London pub, talking with a friend from the Lancashire/ Yorkshire border, it was almost as if I fitted in at last. Without realizing it, I’d probably inherited aspects of my grandmother’s accent. And I’d never missed her as much as I did at that moment. That was when I began planning a trip to Leeds, where my grandmother was born and spent her childhood. I knew I had to write about it, and began a series of poems as the journey took shape. Once there, I copied from books and records I’d found in the Leeds library. I began writing down what people said. What I hadn’t expected was that, as I later tried to shape the materials, I would find other peoples’ words more powerful than my own. Poem? Journal? Memoir? Found text? Think of Olson’s Maximus or Paul Metcalf’s writings."
“Did you see Anthony Rudolf's great review of Leads?
The London Magazine - August / September 2007
If not, I can scan in a copy. This book has gotten more attention than my last 3 books put together. I'm delighted.”
“During her last months, she was bald from chemotherapy. In our telephone conversations, she said that she didn't like people feeling sorry for her or acting like the funeral was already going on whenever she entered the room. One of her responses to this was to buy flamboyant hats when she went places other than the doctor, the hospital, etc. She said that her capacity for "attitude" had been diminished by the chemo, but that the right hat could reactivate it so she could face whatever situation she might find herself in.”
The rock is rough, the
walls tumbled &
crusted over with
crystals persist. Oriental
Tofu (Frozen) 300g. is
temporarily out of
stock. The magician,
in his Bono style semi-
gestures again. German
winter faba beans
decode what his cutting
lines truly mean. Only
in dreams are biotech
by wild animals.