Do you know
what’s inside the word peace?
Beware: one cup is fleshed with ants; six knobs, four in heaven, make ten.
The first prayer ever recorded said ‘let me see your beauty’.
Every blink elicits a new bomb.
The grin of
sleep is in the wind.
You put your hand on Hegel’s grave.
Ceci n’est pas une metaphor.
(pk’ pk’ pk’ pk’).
She throws out
the dishwater that is still hot.
She throws out the dishwater that is still hot enough to use.
She uses cold instead.
She washes the dishes in cold water.
Eric Dolphy in Europe Volume 2.
Kabakov’s hero spins in the weightless not-place of Malevich’s black square.
Are you listening while you are still hearing?
Are you hearing while you listen?
Do you remember the last sound you heard before this question?
... of because
in place demographic mint fine personal tell learn up
true of trauma how like you, this ever now frequent at the door
where cries arise and are fed through. Led outward for neural
fancy of fine allure. Spread forward …
hh h h h h.
This piece is
performed by several performers.
Each performer takes position around the puddle.
“Without pride.” “With amazement.”
“Even whiter if possible.” “Light as an egg.”
Its red stomach,
filled with haze & glow / the shape of it
pointed toward Heaven: and all its globs.
Skin-tight and rubber-deep.
This thing being the blurred substance of.
Jelly madness in
Put your hair into the dirt.
Go into the dark meat of a crocodile.
Sunset on Chrise Planitia. Lent et grave.
[Note: Sources: Kenneth Sherwood, “University of Texas of the Perman Basin, Odessa, April 11, 2002: A Transcription/ ‘Cardinal Formants: Emplacement, Tangence, Witness, Rapt’”, Cecilia Vicuña, “Art in General, New York City, 1999”, Rodrigo Toscano, “Terriloquis Victus Dictis :: Species Patefactas Verbis”, in Spit Temple: The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña (ed. and tr. Rose Alcalá); Mathias Svalina, “Above the Fold”, in The Explosions; Bill Berkson, Merrill Gilfillan, as quoted in Peter Gizzi, Ode: Salute to the New York School; JBR, but see Benjamin Noys, photo of visit to Hegel’s grave, with Nina Power, FB post, 31 Dec 012; NF Huth, “WHEN IF AND”, as quoted in Rob McLennan, “Ongoing notes: late late December, 2012”, at rob mclennan’s blog, 31 Dec 012; Nat Raha, “(after Ossa)”, in Octet; Petrarch, “quando del proprio sito si remove” (tr. Peter Hughes), and Peter Hughes, in Hughes’ Regulation Cascade; Simon Perril, Newton’s Splinter; Pauline Oliveros, “Ear Piece”, in Word Events: Perspectives on Verbal Notation (eds. John Lely and James Saunders); JH Prynne, “These Nothing Like”, in Sub Songs; John M Bennett, “The Highway Mirror”, at John M Bennett Poetry La Petite Zine; Kate Schapira, “Fourth Rain Dance for Campbellsville, KY”, in Weather Eye Open: Rain Dances from the Make It Rain Project; William Rowe, “Trafalgar Square Installation (No Shadows)”, in The Earth Has Been Destroyed; Michael Leong, “In Memory of Jayne Cortez (1936-2012)”, at Big Other, 31 Dec 012; Alexander Trevi, “Sunset on Chrise Planitia”, at Pruned, 31 Dec 012 (“a photograph of a Martian sunset … taken by the Viking 1 Lander on August 20, 1976, from its Chryse Planitia landing site”); Erik Satie, Gymnopédies, 3. Lent et grave]