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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Poem You Have Been Waiting For (for what?)

note 1: a new meaning for each viewing/a new meaning each time you read it. Repetition does not imply verbatim duplication. Subtle differences between/betwixt repetitions generate meaning. Omission and inclusion of parenthetical or slashed letters, words, and phrases renders a new reality. This piece is meant to be read several times; please intuitively or experientially omit and include bracketed entities to your liking. Of course, you could read it just once, but since the world is always in flux, it is unfair to enforce the words we use to describe it a static existence.
note 2 (*some of one*): An icon, a caricature of the deity never captures its Pure Reality, just fragments of infinity. 
We miss you. -A, L, & B.
& I do too.

(Let me [first]) E/elaborate with a sad tale from my own life(.)/(-)
s/Second let me distinguish between a
sad tale and a sad life.&a sad tale from a (sad) life.
asad tale from asadder life. Falling-ladder-like. (Let me)
welcome (t[w]o) the abyss.
back, to me
wel(l then)come back to me, misery came
back to me. Alone to face ([a] face of[f])

-the coward pursues

the muse inspires

while gods maneuver marionette strings
and still claimed to me

7 footnotes:

It's Me said...

um I'm sorry this seemed a lot more sensical at 4am.

Amy said...

Brackets. I wrote something like this in early summer.

Subtle differences between/betwixt repetitions generate meaning


sad tale and a sad life.&a sad tale from a (sad) life.
asad tale from asadder life.

I can find meaning from everything but no spaces in "asad" and "asadder". I'm curious, explain? An inability to separate individual from the larger context?

Kelley said...

when everything gets collapsed together and starts to grow and you don't have any option to put things back in their right places.

Ari said...

Wow... this is brilliant. It's so intricate and expressive of a multitude of things as postulated through varying angles, thus embodying versatility in verse. Good work.

Kelley said...

thanks Ari. Can you tell it was inspired by our film class Wednesday?

Ari said...

Hahah I think you put it best: the muse inspires conditionally.

Anonymous said...

It can't be crap. Just genius, always.