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    I like the way you can find me in threads all over this subforum trying to grasp the rudiments of poetry like a caveman being taught algebra

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    'But WHY words matter?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    pick. puck. peck. peek. pack. pock. pox.
    keel. cale. coal. cool. coo. coup. coot. cleat.
    clash. clack. clique. cleave. clan. clap. clog. clod. cloth.
    kith. kin. kip. pith. puff. pique. peck.
    Point taken, but I was talking about writing something more traditionally linear and structured.

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    yes but you start by playing around. getting a sense of the weight of words, the sounds, the relationships, first.

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    last night i did something very uncharacteristic and wrote a (short) essay. i just finsihed typing it up.
    its about reading and how to do it properly.

    http://deepmeditationtherapy.blogspo...rested-in.html

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    Post it innit.

    I want to write a small piece in response to reading the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano (the first in the genre of "slave narratives) but finding it hard so far to claw out the time needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    last night i did something very uncharacteristic and wrote a (short) essay. i just finsihed typing it up.
    its about reading and how to do it properly.

    http://deepmeditationtherapy.blogspo...rested-in.html
    I liked that very much - I love those verbed nouns.

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    thanks jenks.
    (danny, i linked to the essay there, too long to put here as a post i think.... probably)

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    I just read it. It was very good, not sure why Luke is so opposed to writing in prose.

    Of course I like it because it reminded me of our ancient argument...

    http://cittaviolenta.blogspot.com/2006/12/

    ...even though it is a different point altogether that Luke is making and more sophisticated, and subtle, and cosmic.

    However I was interested and even amused to see Luke quoting Deleuze and Guattari and citing Pound after the abuse I got for doing the same back in 2004.

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    there's a pattern i have... i see something i cant absorb and understand in an instant and i bristle and angrily reject it... but i keep secretly going back to it and nibbling at it... trying to grasp it... and then i get it and once it clicks it'll be one of my favourite things.

    im used to understanding things at a glance becuase i am so clever so it's the things that
    resist me that keep me interested.

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    by the way i dont want anyone thinking i slaved over that thing. i wrote it in an hour or so, let's call it 45 minutes, while i was in bed. it took longer to type up on the computer than it took to write. please dont think i was sitting at a desk for a month agonising over comma placements.

    anyway craner, when are you coming back on the scene. i need you. i cant do it alone. i keep telling you this. without you as friendly competition i cant keep the level high.

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    Soon actually, I have a couple of things planned, but they might be a bit passionless and political for you. However they are designed to get me back in the game and lead up to some more interesting things, like the fabled (ha ha, 5 years waiting) Balzac essay. Hell, I might not have a job by February, so writing will be all I have left, but thatís a whole other story.

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    i was knocking about with Jim the other day and he told me all about it.
    don't worry, just treat it as a holiday if it happens, take a nice long break then when you're ready
    something much better will turn up

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    I watched The Wolf of Wall Street last night and I remembered saying to you there was great art in banking and finance ready to be mined and it was exactly what I was trying to get at with this crap:

    http://cittaviolenta.blogspot.com/20...rn-slopes.html

    http://cittaviolenta.blogspot.com/20...dispenses.html

    http://cittaviolenta.blogspot.com/20...utty-sark.html

    http://cittaviolenta.blogspot.com/20...en-is-not.html

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    that's right. that was some of my favourite stuff. that's what you excelled in to my mind.
    you cant escape the fact that you are an aesthete essentially. not a politician.

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