Posts filed under ‘book of sayings’

Book of Sayings (On Truth)

 

Book of Sayings (3)

about names and thought*

today there are hurried motions
in no direction, though
that sullen half-silence turns
quickly to rage if even slightly
slowed…

no speech;
the crowd grumbles and snarls
wordlessly; it does not name

but without names it cannot speak
nor therefore think. has
it somehow cast me out?

i wonder for a moment.
then i realize again
my namelessness
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*or, when i learned to speak
i forgot all truth

 

 

 

It’s possible I’m re-posting this.  This is very much about what’s happening now.  It was written with a view to now.  And it was written and typed on…the 27th of January, this year.

September 13, 2017 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

sayings 7

sayings (7) (seeings 1)
i thought to scry the sky once
from this fog-filled valley

i do not know what i truly saw
within the folded sky, as though
Night herself gave me a glance
at her nude beauty

but
it was merely thicker cloud,
momentarily obstructing more
of the dim light.

i had to peer beyond the shadows then
and so i did, though
i fell quite often from those
slick land’s-wound walls.

perhaps the knife that made that cut
led me to the top, above the fog
though naturally i found

my vision was still bound.
for a moment i thought
of climbing those mountains

i’d discovered, but after
that daunting, terrifying look
i could climb no further.
i returned.

odd, though, it’s as if
those who knew me for years
no longer do.

they come to me, the wise stranger
from outside, to receive
my blessings and wisdom.

how can i tell them
of my knowledge, of our shared imprisonment
and not shatter all hope?

i climbed from this valley once.
though my vision was cleared, rather than
continuing, i returned

and sought my accustomed
my comfortable, i
put on my bonds again.

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There were a number of notes I had to make, and I forewent (I know, the word is no longer in common usage) them; thus, they aren’t presented.  About the preceding poem; that isn’t an attempt to imitate something.  It’s not a statement about current time.  I am apolitical although I can no longer claim to be agnostic.

February 13, 2017 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

An Example

And a most beautiful one.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3068030/the-science-of-work/heres-your-brains-new-user-manual-for-uncertain-times

To my so-called mind this is a perfect example of what I’m talking about, which is the chains of definitions and responses I term protocols.  I do so not least because the military uses them in precisely such fashion and I have seen indications that others do.  However, there is no explanation behind the usage, which is intrinsically fascinating.

If you’d like me to explain let me know.  Otherwise I intend to spend this day Saturday mainly in basically blissful rest.  A lot of this…view of a Different View is mere transcription from notes.

 

There has been no EEG as yet.  Tri-West/Veteran’s Choice/whatever you might call it first informed me they had no idea what I might be talking about with funding for an “outside” scan and lab work.  That entity is what allows some veterans to have medical work done through “providers” (the current term for practitioners of arts of medicine and associated with it, with the association formal and the process of associating absolutely opaque to the veteran and to many accepted outside practitioners and probably to VA providers–one must be an accepted provider*) with “outside” meaning not employed directly by the Veterans Administration.  The consistent lack of the apostrophe when I write is because that’s the name.

That night, the letter arrived telling me I had funding for the work that I’d called off because there was no funding and it could be done (apparently) at the local VA facility.

 

I have one poem–a ‘sayings’ (“poem”, I should say, because in fact the sayings are something else, which I can’t name)–which I’ll transcribe and post in a bit. Other than that silence comes closest I think to transcribing peace.  I am for once close to that.  Selah.

February 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

sayings (5)

sayings (5)

should escape not be sought
none will be found.

(i learned from my fathers
and know
all else false; it is thus

(change overwhelmed
and killed me, just
as i celebrated
never changing)

when that tree falls
there is sound, yes.

can you hear it?

February 6, 2017 at 4:50 pm Leave a comment

sayings (4)

 

 

Sayings (4):  a part is wordless

–synergy in action

 

unnamed empty eyes

echoing sourceless

(voice-seeming) sounds,,

deserted worn rooms

marks of time past/passed

 

shifting sands sift.

a child scribbles runes,

a seagull cries, caught

far inland.

 

only patient waiting

and reflection is wise.

sudden departure without return

comes without warning; all

must be abandoned.

 

the sign is this;

two dogs fighting

over a dry bone

An instant’s vision and three weeks to write, to very roughly approximate. This net (language) is simply strung wrong.

February 5, 2017 at 11:10 pm Leave a comment

book of sayings (3)

Book of Sayings (3)

about names and thought*

today there are hurried motions
in no direction, though
that sullen half-silence turns
quickly to rage if even slightly
slowed…

no speech;
the crowd grumbles and snarls
wordlessly; it does not name

but without names it cannot speak
nor therefore think. has
it somehow cast me out?

i wonder for a moment.
then i realize again
my namelessness
________________________________________________
*or, when i learned to speak
i forgot all truth

January 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm Leave a comment