A Love Story

“If we compare the neurotic with the productive type, it is evident that the former suffers from an excessive check on his impulsive life.”

– Otto Rank, Art and Artist (1943)

 

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Nearly all of it to be            

shady photographers           

drinking champagne           

a pile of tapes           

a love story           

 

Nearly all of it to be           

burglarizing           

derelict churches            

a censer a font           

a love story            

 

Nearly all of it to be           

young Beethoven           

in a pinstripe suit           

in the confessional             

a love story            

 

Nearly all of it to be           

a dying organ           

dying with           

a hoarse groan            

a love story           

 

“Have you heard the organ?”           

  Young Beethoven scratches his ear.            

“Wouldn’t it spook the congregation?”            

“There is no congregation. The church is abandoned.”           

 

 

 

 

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(I stole a line or two

from Gertrude Stein… )

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Man Ray & Meret Oppenheimer – Poison (1935) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iraSrCMRD9E 

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Peter Bies © 2013

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