Dream State

 

“Never argue with the movies.”

– Frank O’Hara

 

 

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I am the sunny child.                        

 

I am the rainy marble.

 

I’m chasing silverfish. 

 

 

I am the winged ship. 

 

I am the north & south.

 

I’m ringing bells of bone. 

 

 

I am dark brows. 

 

I am again & again.

 

I’m crossing the river. 

 

 

Again & again.   

  

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(Illustration: Jochen Hein & Peter Bies)    

 

         

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Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine (1967) 

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD-jicP-fMg

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Peter Bies © 2012

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False Awakening

“In dreams begin responsibilities.”                     

 – William Butler Yeats                     

                     

                      

 

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initial course:                   

bone clocks afloat                    

in nacreous troposphere –                    

cast-iron girders reek of rust                   

(helis a-chop-chop-chopping…)                    

 

 

plot course to cold ecstasy:                  

in life, in life,  the misty tribe                  

lie low!                   

lie low! the lay’s proleptic dream:                  

a thorn-crowned mainframe bleeding                  

 

        

And the Mad Poet cried: 

        

 

“Nightmare like beauty

of the catatonia bees – you    

swarm & squirm & opalize!                

Now gel into a mushroom cloud!                

          

                                 (Hear ancient bow collectors sizzle!)” 

 

      

 

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Scenes from Douglas Trumbull’s Brainstorm (1983)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTYRH3xpt44&feature=related

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Peter Bies © 2012

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