Shapeshifter

 

“This is how one ought to see, how things really are.”

– Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (1954)

 

 

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listen –                          

the whisper

of fern & thistle!        

go whistle 

a tune in the dark!     

 

And the Mad Poet cried:

 

Taste brine & cold night shadows!

As bulging forest echoes ooze             

from stars & ancient pine trees –             

& stillborn moonlets light a yard 

of glazed & purple underbrush,

rustling, gnawing

on broken clockwork bone – – – – ! 

The moths have eaten all the padding           

under my armour!            

           

            

listen –         

the whisper

of fern & thistle!                  

 

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Oskar Sala playing the ‘Mixture-Trautonium’ (1966) 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ8IiKIRP4A&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2011

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Stalagmite

 

 Variation on Monolith by Ted Berrigan (15 November 1934 – 4 July 1983).

 

“If I thought of God as another being like myself, outside myself, only infinitely more powerful, then I would regard it as my duty to defy him.”

— Ludwig Wittgenstein 

 

 

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The fight call is STICKS.                     

The left wall is FAR OUT.  

The back wall is FICTION.   

I CAN SEE backwards.   

 

The FEELING is DRY. 

The Floor is QUICK. 

The ART is THIN. 

The LIMELIGHT is WHITE.    

 

The WARRANT is ECLECTIC. 

The POWER is ON.

The Subtext is SENT. 

She is POISED. 

  

She is Listening. 

This is IT. 

It is EAR. 

She has been WATCHING.   

 

She has Had To Think. 

It is Done.

It is CONTINGENT.

It is NOT REFLECTIVE, but   

 

It Damn Well Will Do.  

 

 

 

 

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Laurie Spiegel – Variations on a Concerto Generator (1977) 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWKDsfARXMc&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2011

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Cadeaux #4

 

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

— André Gide

 

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IX. For Jimi Hendrix                     

 

loop the double feedback                      

 

open your eyes:

 

crimson sounds

 

bleed from prayer capsule

 

 

 

 

 

X. For Luis Buñuel                        

 

stale water                

 

dripping softly 

 

             from the baptistry                     

                 

black bugs flying about                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laurie Spiegel – Concerto for Self-Accompanying Digital Synthesizer (1977)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NChqEEz31eE&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2011

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Cadeaux #3

 

 “Plagiarism is necessary. It is implied in the idea of progress. It clasps the author’s sentence tight, uses his expressions, eliminates a false idea, replaces it with the right idea.”

— Comte de Lautréamont 

 

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VIII. For Guillaume Apollinaire

 

 

Fording the flooded causeway 

bridging the bleeding gap 

across the corner of my eye –  

 

& every time I cross again

dark river & the shadow shores

cold bells rejoice & praise 

these cinders of unreason: 

 

invincible April eyes

beaming their gentle verdict

as storm clouds burst asunder

 

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“L’amour, c’est quoi?”

Scene from Jean-Luc Godard’s  Alphaville  (1965)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHikpdf8ktM&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2011

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