Monday, May 23, 2011

Huxley Series 2

"...the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things."

in consecration
and rage
be consecrated, feed
ceremony in, hurtful contour of June re
cess more fussy for the working of it out
of the body system
laid, gotten there, in a wider grass

a wider grass, leveled, than its form
a longer grass

the size of mind that thought, "if
grass then from all sides of womb"
half-sphere of arm movement
on the back

a lion quietist, its sens


"...temporary by-passes [of the "reducing-valve"] may be acquired spontaneously..."

of a satelitic momentum
on leave
land to say shall we

if the door is dirty
it sounds

if the window
it sounds in pain

and height.


"...the inexhaustible theme of crumpled wool or linen..."

little help to moisture

a paint chip

what house is more beautiful
to observe storms in

and beside it
to observe flaking paint
like hands
out cupping rain


"...This participation in the manifest glory of things left no room, so to speak, for the ordinary, the necessaryconcerns of human existence, above all for concerns involving other was this aspect of human life which I wished, above all else, to forget...[the world] of self-assertion, of cocksureness, of over-valued words, and idolatrously worshipped notions."

others've said more
're less unspoken a constitution
than is thought out

is thought abruptly
and -- unbecoming of a thought --
without pain

given the pain
of ascension

given away what's left
of dispossesion


"...the doors of Vermeer's perception were only partially cleansed. A single panel had become almost perfectly transparent; the rest of the door was still muddy.../ The one-sided contemplative leaves undone many things that he ought to do..."

ought to pass
an eye and mouth
one the other
the better to see, the better in

a cool moment in heat
electricity that's deprivation of one
from the other, to later collide

the movement that's indecision still,
un-still, were the sinistral fault ways
of perception calmed

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