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Comment by pan on May 3, 2011 at 10:51am

Took the time to read the 11,000 words.  A discipline required for linear presentation on a non-linear medium. So much information in each sentence - allusions to illusions.  Density of meanings makes one feel dense at times. I'm sure I slipped past the crannies....did I ever know all of the referents or has the brain sieved?


"A signed original" on internet....Walter Benjamin on steroids....the medium has an aura.


Thanks brudda waldo for sharing this.  Much respect.

Comment by pan on May 3, 2011 at 10:53am
"Compost Modernism" feels such a better descriptor for what I have been striving at for all these years.
Comment by waldopaper on July 18, 2011 at 12:41pm
Axis of Logic
Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011

This is exactly what I mean. In the middle
of the half-acre dump, piled with broken bricks, old tires,
and the street sweeper’s waste, two bright sunflowers
stand beatified in the slant light of morning.
We must over and over again bear witness
to the wonder of this world. After the bone-rich
ash is shoveled from the ovens, after the scarred witnesses
have told their terrible tales, after the weapons have been gathered
and burned, someone must still have voice to sing. This
is the only ground we have to stand on, this
scorched and defiled garden. It is here we must raise

the cry until our throats tear with the fierce hymn of praise.

 Dan Lewis is a poet residing in Worcester, Massachusetts.



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Comment by Kate on February 5, 2012 at 1:32pm

My God, i just keep being awakend, amazed and for this I am grateful .  A beautiful and melancholy poem -  when will we have original thought,original ideas  - Or should I say may I have the good fortune to meet all the inventors and originals thinkers right now




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