Friday, April 17, 2009

the rose

hooray for roses, and Williams.

don't you wish you could write like that? I do. This kind of thing inspires one to seek out new modes of expression. Someday I think I can do vaudeville and power chords until I'm blue in the face, but there is more.

a rose is a rose is a rose is a rose
the yellow rose of texas
ode to a downfallen rose
every rose has its thorn
there is a rose in spanish harlem
bread and roses
moses supposes his toses are roses
blue rose of Novalis
war of the roses

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Picasso's dream of Franco

linked from Jerome Rothenberg:


Also, I was reminded of this:

Luke 11:24-36

An Unclean Spirit Returns

24 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. 26 Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”

BUT WHO AM I TO JUDGE, RIGHT? "tolerance, tolerance" oh yeah. What one person describes as tolerance I usually see as apologetics.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring & All

oh yeah, that

I have in fact read some things out of Spring & All, just pieces of it, never the whole thing.

And always liked this poem by Williams, which has been analyzed oodles of times.


As the cat
Climbed over
The top of

The jamcloset
First the right

Carefully then the hind
Stepped down
Into the pit of
The empty

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Japan pt III

how did they do it?

banking laws relaxed, credit bubble

kind of like now

we don't have the duality in our culture that he mentions however, we have a plurality.,9171,1884815,00.html