I mean, money is a kind of lettucy Vanessa Place, which makes a kind of sense on this anniversary of the Kent State massacre. Look at the word ‘struggle’ enough times and you suddenly see infinity, and as Baudelaire wrote, ‘There is no point as sharp as that of the Infinite.’ In any case, MJ, I like the image of you bopping Nixon on the bean with your handbag! Then another test was performed to measure the “level of assimilation”, in which participants answered questions such as “How long can you go without sleep?”, “How sharp are your teeth?” Or “If you try with all your win, you think you can move an object using only your mind?” And then measured their mood, their satisfaction with life and its absorption of the stories. Here there is an over / and then another over / and then an over there / and then an under / or a back / and then a leap / and then a gasp (nothing prepared us for that) / and then a back (or what feels (for the moment) like a back / and then a loop / and on / and over / and on. Good for you; go it boy! When are you leaving for the West? Have you memorized the Bhagavad-Gita yet? So you think Vedanta is more us than Catholicism, Anglo-, Roman-, or otherwise? Do answer me seriously; you know if there’s anything I approve of more than another it’s the sexy road to Heaven. I am swimming across a wide river when swords start falling from the trees. And now I must cross another river, the mud and hundreds of putrid chicken carcasses. And from the top of a termite mound the smokes of incense curl, “I dedicate my storage to you.” So ordained, the dedication occurred as a form of sacred logic. And bam, there are so many trees compared to me, I think, and something numinous and purple creeps out of and away from me, there is verve in the air I am grooving to. I mean, the coolest thing I learned today is Kierkegaard’s buried near Ben Webster.
[Note: Sources: Drew Gardner, as quoted in Anne Boyer, FB comment, 4 May 013; Sandra Simonds, FB post, 4 May 013 (in response to Place’s declaration that “poetry is a kind of money”); JBR (the killings took place on 4 May 1970); Norma Cole, SPD blurb for Jane Gregory, My Enemies; JBR, FB comment, 4 May 013; Alejandro de Pourtales, “Getting Into The Mind Of Another: Read Fiction Increases Empathy” (tr. Google), at pijama surf, 14 Sept 011; Alan Davies, “Nick Piombino’s Fait Accompli Blog 10th Anniversary”, at Harriet, 4 May 013; James Schuyler, letter to John Hohnsbeen, 15 Nov 1951, in Just the Thing: Selected Letters of James Schuyler 1951-1991 (ed. William Corbett); U Sam Oeur, “Dream After Composing the Appeal of the Cambodian League for Freedom and Democracy”, “Sacred Vows” (tr. Ken McCullough), at Artful Dodge; Elizabeth Robinson, as quoted in “Tuesday poem #1 : Elizabeth Robinson : On Recovery”, at DUSIE, 9 Apr 013; Marcus McCann, “Tuesday poem #3 : Marcus McCann : from Winter of Weak Welcome”, at DUSIE, 23 Apr 013; JBR, but see Jeffrey Frank, “Rogue Philosopher, Great Communicator”, at NY Times, 2 May 013]