Taking Marinetti Literally


O insensata cura de’ mortali

Quanto son diffetivi sillogismi

Quei che ti fanno in basso batter l’ali * 


— Dante







 man – torpedo boat

woman – harbour

square – funnel

crowd – surge

door – valve 

x + : – = >







* O foolish worries of mortal men,

How flawed is your reasoning

That make you beat your wings in downward flight!






Cocteau Twins – Song to the Siren (1983) 



Peter Bies © 2011




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