A Poem From Ghérasim Luca

at the edge of a forest whose trees are slender ideas and each leaf a thought at bay the vegetal reveals to us the damned depths of an animal sect or more precisely an old insect anguish waking up as man the only way the only basic weapon to animate a mental state that I […]

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Free Union

Originally posted on cakeordeathsite:
Elisa Breton Full of startling and vivid imagery, Andre Breton’s 1931 poem Free Union is one of the finest examples of Surrealist poetry as well as a magnificent and powerful declaration of love. It was a major influence on the Beats, particularly Allen Ginsberg. A free union is a romantic bond between…

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We are the Makers of Maps

Originally posted on A (W) Baader:
In a sense, every human construction, whether mental or material, is a component in a landscape of fear because it exists in constant chaos. -Yi fu Tuan ‘Landscapes of Fear’ So, after what seems like a forever of anxiety driven huhming and hahing I finally approved the proof copy…

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Lord Dunsany (Edward Plunkett)

The King of Elfland’s Daughter is my favourite so far, and it’s probably the most famous of his books too. It’s well known that Dunsany was a keen hunter and it’s not so well known that I’m a keen vegetarian and animal lover, so I’m sure I receive The King of Elfland’s Daughter (which contains a fair amount of hunting) quite differently to how he perhaps intended. Having said that, Dunsany was also an animal rights campaigner and was president of his local RSPCA branch, so he confuses me greatly! I guess it had something to do with the difference between animal and pet.

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