Saturday, January 24, 2009

Wire - Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

An unseen ruler
defines with geometry
an unruleable
expanse of geography

An aerial photographer,
To the cartologist's 2D
images knows
the areas where the water flowed...
so petrified
the landscape grows
straining eyes
try to understand
the works
incessantly in hand
the carving and the paring of the land...

The quarter square, the graph divides
Beneath the rule a country hides...

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define refine my altitude

The curtain's undrawn
Harness fitted, no escape--

Common and peaceful,
duck flat lowland
landscape canal canard,
water coloured--

Crystal palaces for floral kings
A well-known waving span of wings...

Witness the sinking of the sun,
A deep breath of submission has begun...

Interrupting my train of thought
Lines of longitude and latitude
Define refine my altitude
My Bloody Valentine - "Map Ref. 41°N 93°W"
Map Ref. 41°N 93° single download

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Kim Novak, Ernie Kovacs, Pyewacket the Siamese, Jack Lemmon as a hipster warlock & the camera of James Wong Howe star in my all time favorite witch-in-Manahattan movie Bell, Book and Candle on TCM tonight...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sail, sail thy best, ship of Democracy,
Of value is thy freight, 'tis not the Present only,
The Past is also stored in thee,
Thou holdest not the venture of thyself alone, not of the Western continent alone,
Earth's résumé entire floats on thy keel O ship, is steadied by thy spars,
With thee Time voyages in trust, the antecedent nations sink or swim with thee,
With all their ancient struggles, martyrs, heroes, epics, wars, thou bear'st the other continents,
Theirs, theirs as much as thine, the destination-port triumphant;
Steer then with good strong hand and wary eye O helmsman, thou carriest great companions,
Venerable priestly Asia sails this day with thee,
And royal feudal Europe sails with thee.

Walt Whitman