Wednesday, December 14, 2005

abstract fish


(more fish photos on the tourist.)

this fish returns, with some things accomplished or felt, noticed, kept or dismissed. if not now, then how would i tell you about all the space news?
but for now, i present to you two poems.


ANDRÉ BRETON

LESS TIME

Less time than it takes to say it, less tears than it takes to die; I've taken account of everything, there you have it. I've made a census of the stones, they are as numerous as my fingers and some others; I've distributed some pamphlets to the plants, but not all were willing to accept them. I've kept company with music for a second only and now I no longer know what to think of suicide, for if I ever want to part from myself, the exit is on this side and, I add mischievously, the entrance, the re-entrance is on the other. You see what you still have to do. Hours, grief, I don't keep a reasonable account of them; I'm alone, I look out of the window; there is no passerby, or rather no one passes (underline passes). You don't know this man? It's Mr. Same.
May I introduce Madam Madam? And their children. Then I turn back on my steps, my steps turn back too, but I don't know exactly what they turn back on. I consult a schedule; the names of the towns have been replaced by the names of people who have been quite close to me. Shall I go to A, return to B, change at X? Yes, of course I'll change at X. Provided I don't miss the connection with boredom! There we are: boredom, beautiful parallels, ah! how beautiful the parallels are under God's perpendicular.



WALLACE STEVENS

DISILLUSIONMENT OF TEN O’CLOCK

The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going
To dream of baboons and periwinkles.
Only, here and there, an old sailor,
Drunk and asleep in his boots,
Catches Tigers
In red weather.

3 little fish:

Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

just in time too my dear - as i will be off on a great adventure starting tomorrow

12:52 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe swam up to say...

I'm still in awe of the photo...

4:10 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

thank you livewire--the movements of fish are so beautiful i was glad there was the sort of light to capture it...

mysfit, wherefore art thou?
you never said...

3:56 PM  

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