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Friday, August 15, 2008

Room 999
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FOR IT IS SILENCE THAT BAUMGARTNER AND

I

DO


EVERLASTING SEEK





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INSTRUCTIONS FOR BLOG
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PLEASE CLICK ON THE IMAGES


USUALLY THEY WILL OPEN RIGHT UP LIKE GREAT FLOWERS



OF THE ETERNAL MORNING



AND REVEAL GREAT VISIONS



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READ MY IMAGES

and

IMAGISE MY WRITINGS



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FOR IT IS SILENCE THAT BAUMGARTNER AND

I

DO


EVERLASTING SEEK





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SEE


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SEE THE WHOLE HERE AS TENDING TOWARDS BEING


.........................................O N E T E X T




WITH ....................................................................................................



NOTHING UNINCLUDED

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THINK MAYBE OF THE IMAGES AND THE COLOUR AND THE SHAPES

TO BE "WORDS"

THAT PROBE THE SEMANTIC DEPTHS OF OUR SECRET MINDS

PERHAPS ENCRYPTED IN SOME ULTIMATE LANGUAGE

WHOSE DEPTH OF SEMANTIC POWER IS ITS VERY "INCOMPREHENSIBILTY"

OR THE MATHEMATICS OF ITS DEEP AND BEAUTIFUL SILENCE



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FOR IT IS SILENCE THAT BAUMGARTNER AND

I


DO


EVERLASTING SEEK





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IS IT ALL SO DEEPLY PLOTTED OR PLANNED?



NO -


MUCH IS EXTEMPORE - EVEN DONE TO "GET THE TEXT SPACED ETC" AND


I

LOVE

....................COLOUR AND SHAPE


I LOVE THE MYSTERY OF WORDS AND LANGUAGE


BUT MUCH (NOT TOO MUCH) IS ALSO ARTIFICE

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An example of cleverness or "artifice" from a previous Blog Post:



o000000000000OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO000000000000o

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL


Reading after the first line of oos there is E (repeated)

This derives from the book "Disobedience" by Alice Notley as does the line of oos,wws and lls

that is it spells "Owl" which bird is very important to Notley in that and previous books and this

I found about in an interview with her.


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FOR IT IS SILENCE THAT BAUMGARTNER AND



I


DO



EVERLASTING SEEK





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BUT A LOT OF EYELIGHT IS NOT SO "CONSTRUCTED" ?


I make room for what I call "the random", for play, for accident and process.


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2 comments:

William Cook said...

Hi Richard - great work. I feel it is something I can come back to time and time again with new insight and a new appreciation for what you are doing. It reminds me of Charles Olson's Maximus poems (http://charlesolson.ca/files/Max1appendices/AppendixB.html) and to some degree Pound's 'Cantos'. Look forward to reading the next installment.

Regards

Will

Richard Taylor said...

Thanks!

The Maximus poems are similarly chaotic and almost incomprehensible; but Olson was an innovative writer. He and Zukoksfy were influenced of course by Pound...and we must also recall H.D. of 'Helen in Egypt' here and so on... [One "feels" one knows what he is on about...] I recall Robert Creeley reading his friend's Maiximus poems here in Auckland and he had to turn the page where the type was "on angles" - the innovations that began with say Mallarme or later Apollinnaire, and some of the Russian Constructivists or Formalists then the Futurists, Dadaists etc and the US Language poets later and before them the Black Mountain [Olson of course there] poets and some of the "concrete" poets and so on - Fluxus and much else.

But I don't really have such a 'worked out' programme here, and wait until I feel "right" before I put something on here - something has to "grab me" so to speak... but I dont want people to thnk that this is too stuffy or "brainy" I find most poetry / philosophy very complex and hard but here there are also all kinds of things [many subjects - profound or mundane or in between!] that tend to come together as they do in life and indeed on the internet!

William - thanks for your interest.