Seven Thoughts

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Jan 312017

One generating power the turbines tumble into action images flicker and watch each other comparing notes   Two words reduced to to background rumble but not one word in plain sight nothing distinguished solo you sail hoping for nothing   Three poetry: a constitution for human life animals and carnivores we show our teeth   [...]

And how do we manage paradox?

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Nov 222016
And how do we manage paradox?

And how do we manage paradox? The shimmering mirages of our minds? Where the world is both fragmentary and dazzling? This is such is it not? I mean it’s like this; this is how it is Can you see what I’m pointing at? Indicating the target But in my myopic dazzle Can I trust that [...]

Jul 252016
Our Tribe is AEON

Try Aeon – “Aeon is a digital Magazine. It is better than the London Review of Books.. and it is FREE”. I was talking over breakfast on Sunday with a woman called Penny. She is a literary agent living in upstate New York, working mostly with non-fiction writing. Aeon is the closest publishing thing I’ve [...]

Jul 102016
The Crowd

“I prefer the teeming crowd of souls to the teeming soul itself”, walkingtalkingwriting, please join the conversation: THE CROWD I prefer the teeming crowd of souls to the teeming soul itself. This has nothing to do with my material condition. Every kind of virtue is found in a crowd: that humans in a crowd create [...]

Jul 082016
"death ... hospitals"

‘entitlement’ was the word I was remembering. I added it between these other two, “death … hospitals”, when we were meeting yesterday in the city-centre Cafe. We were in the spirit of walkingtalkingwriting, and one aspect of the entitlement word we were on about was (entitlement/un-entitlment) the dialectic, in which both of us were entitled [...]

Feb 092016

This is the title of a book by Gabrielle Wittkop. No, I’d not heard of it either. Neither the title nor the writer. I find an excerpt in the latest copy of the very excellent Sonofabook magazine The book was published postumously: “…a celebratiion of death and life , Eros and Thanatos, beauty and [...]