© Marie Marshall
Dayshade on the move.
Keep moving. Nothing to see here.
Music hits us so subjectively and my pitches tend to be wild as in missing the target, but fly with me a second anyway.
This series on becoming more nocturnal is so intense; so relevant in that actual night and day accompany each poem.
Sun Ra’s “Exotic Two” speaks to me through these poems; that incessant tap dancing sound and flutter of two moths; maybe night and day, engaged in a forever and necessary duel..horizon and twilight.
Okay, I WAS going to listen to Debussy, but I’m putting that on hold until I’ve absorbed this Sun Ra. Then I’ll come back and edit this comment…
… and wouldn’t you know it, I don’t really have anything to say. Yes to the intensity, though. Sun Ra duly absorbed.
I scribbled down a whole bunch of references while reading john szwed’s book on sun ra; mostly music i had never heard of. There was a lot of classical composers mentioned as influences on Sun Ra’s piano playing. There’s one that I tracked down that was something else. I can’t remember the name. I’ll have to check my scribbles and add it here a little later.
I look forward.
it was almost on the tip of my tongue, but slipped out the back way. I’m still away from home-my notes, but when I get the name the suspense will have done its job. I’ll look up the composer (s) right away and save them.
I’ve made it back to the notes. The classical composer influence on Sun Ra was Scriabin; maybe not that obscure, but it was to me and has the feel of sci fi which Sun Ra loved as well.
There must be hundreds of Scriabin compositions. This one popped up on google and maybe I’m connecting musical dots, but I instantly hear that rummaging up and down the piano that Sun Ra would do; maybe in search of a melody that never emerges, but then the whole damn thing becomes a melody; keeps me on the edge of the chair; start to finish.
I recall Dave Brubeck citing Scriabin too.
object that gives light ?
inspiration to others ?
Auguste and Louis Lumiere ?
Alejandro Jodorowsky says, “Lumiere is an indulgent word that you used
to travel back to an older manner of expressing something. A word more effective because it doesn’t unburden itself without restraint.”
Your words are seeking relief under heavy pressure.
All those words are piling up.
They would be stolen but they are Holy.
Poetic rupture !!!
Auguste and Louis indeed. All requires a leap of faith…
WELL-EQUIPPED FOR A LEAP ?
eating hot peppers in the south
the word, “kvennarad” means
cabinet of curiosities
possible specimens from beds
love you’ve smacked
with a wooden spoon
Adam and Eve
were much happier
( who woke them
out of their self-satisfied
INCEST OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE
erased from the records
Adam was swollen with words
Eve was word hungry
they could not fail to heed the voice
endless blackened foundations
the despised neighbors are gone
signs of their beginnings are no longer visible
only that which can no further be removed
how does one behave correctly ?
in south Florida the disagreeable prey on the agreeable
highways speed humanity to chaos and death
the fiery furnace you write of….ROARS
it neither battles nor hibernates in love
the darker despair of night is unknown
subhumans want to play patty-cake with it
There’s a reason nox rhymes with pox.
As you say. Thank heaven Dr Seuss never realised.
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