Sunday, January 27, 2013

“Do you think clarity, in poetry, is a thing to be worked toward?”

I don’t think of clarity as an ideal. It’s just one face, very often very superficial. But declaration seems like a miracle. Why be so equivocal like everything else? The style of the times is equivocal, so the best poets seem like raving solipsists. Anyhow, poetry starts with a clarity flash — lines that open up a space, even if by themselves they don’t look so clear. Most poems I like are clear all the way, or are mostly forthright.

Bill Berkson @Jacket2

Friday, January 11, 2013

The House Is Black - خانه سیاه است


The House is Black is a 1962 documentary short film by Iranian poet Forough Farrokhzad. It is based on the Behkadeh Raji leper colony. It is her only film.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Not taken the road

what follows is Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" mixed and jumbled through Google Translate
There are two different ways of wooden yellow
Sorry I could not travel both and
And traveler's mind may be, when I was
And until I saw
But while the trend in the undergrowth;

Other similar to
And probably are better
Because they wanted to put on grass
But what I saw of
Such a problem was

And so this morning as static
No step had trodden black ball.
Oh, the day the first mark?
However, knowing how to build
If in doubt until now.

Sigh Typing
There is enough for eternity,
There are two ways to separate wood, and I
I took the one less how
And all the momentum.

Monday, January 7, 2013

class notes on Simic’s camera angles

Time of Day Subject Object

Object/device used in action
Where the object is placed
And on whom!

Time of the year. Time of the day.
Third person on subject’s face
Zoom in on bundled face
Subject does something normal in a surreal way.

The object must have come from _____.
Third person on subject 2,
Third person expects to be serious, pale,
With a closely related object in his pocket.


Toward Time of Day

The physical property of abstract idea
in a physical location held where,
analogy as abstraction
in the national/ethnic sense
was thought ___________
_______ in reference to present.

Detail scaffolds, [cut]
Detail 2, [cut]
People on Detail 2, [cut]
Analogy to animals
Light on animals
Crossing road.


The Big Childish and Serious

We lighthearted verb during serious topic,
Proper name. Object played with is in big demand.
The kind of object made from ______.
The other kind of object is used for serious purpose.

You never action-perceiving as beautiful
As those first object word for multiples! I used to
For duration gerund-perception at area of object,
Object stares back at me in amazement.

How cold the object feels
way object stands
zoom back monster I
see I’s face and mustache.

Object breaks, or I break object.
There is a substance in object area,
In area 2, but nothing in area 3.
Proper name, I checked [area].

Nothing in area 3…
Just area 2, a specific kind of area 2,
Holding zoom in on area in floor crack
In handicapped owner’s area floor.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Netflix review of "Film Socialisme"

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