[lit-ideas] Re: The Theory of Everything.

  • From: Lawrence Helm <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 22:47:15 -0700

Just as I thought.

Lawrence


On 9/24/2015 3:50 PM, Mike Geary wrote:

I don't know if I've sent this before, don't think so. I know that I sent to the one I love, but I don't know about y'all. If so, pardonnez moi, si'l vous plait



from /SIX SIGNIFICANT LANDSCAPES/

VI

Rationalist, wearing square hats,
Think in square rooms,
Looking at the floor,
Looking at the ceiling.
They confine themselves
To right-angled triangles.
If they tried rhomboids,
Cones, waving lines, ellipses --
As for example the ellipse of the half moon --
Rationalists would wear sombreros.
-- Wallace Stevens
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//from/ ANECDOTE Of MEN BY THE THOUSANDS/
//
The dress of a woman of Lhassa,
In its place
Is an invisible element of that place
Made visible.
-- Wallace Stevens
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from /THEORY/
-- Wallace Stevens

I am what is around me.
Women understand this.
One is not a duchess.
A hundred yards from a carriage.

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/MEN MADE OUT OF WORDS/
--Wallace Stevens

What should we be without the sexual myth,
The human revelry or poem of death?

Castratos of moon-mash -- Life consists
Of propositions about life. The human
Revery is a solitude in which
We compose these propositions, torn by dreams,

By the terrible incantations of defeats
And by the fear that defeats and dreams are one.

The whole race is a poet that writes down
The eccentric propositions of its fate.
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/ * * * * * * * * * */


Said Geary-wise: "It's all rock 'n roll to me."

btw, here's my latest from a long time ago:

/
/
/FISHING FOR MEANING/
I remember as a young boy fishing
in a gray water river,
where dragon flies hovered
over slow moving water,
I remember the splash and the silver flash
of popping shad,
But most I remember
the terror that was had
pulling up a mud-puppy instead of brim
bizarre creature with a flaming gills --
so unsettling to realize
that at the bottom, unseen,
strange creatures feed.

moi.

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