Friday, September 24, 2010

Time is on no one's side

A scent, a word wears the mantle of minuscule catalyst for the macrocosm of fire, though I wonder if superheated illusion grows best in a bed of absence. Regardless, the text becomes denser, then more sparse, a disdainful glance cast upon the former as the latter's assassinated & we begin again. Getting it just right can only ever be never getting it just right. Thus poor copies of Sailing to Byzantium, minus lines of boats, gold & empire, this fragment then scattered, now long buried in other lands on subsequent voyages that always end in the same place all letters land. One is seven ages ago; hypothesis is put to the test.


Anonymous said...

Steve Erickson? Is that you?

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

That was the soundtrack to my dreams last night. How did you do that?!



sunshine said...

I was just listening to these guys this morning. :) No kidding!

Do you carry a Thesaurus with you at all times or what?? ;p


Übermilf said...

what superheated illusion grew in the bed of MY absence?

But I wrote something today, so it's all moot.

Also, it's Instanbul not Constantinople. Why did Constantinople get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks.

Randal Graves said...

charles, if so, I'm not as grey as I thought!

tengrain, mighty brave of you, to anger the synthpop gods like that.

sunshine, everyone should listen to them, dammit!

übermilf, you're back? At least now I know why I felt that chill.

Istanbul. Instanbul is the Turkish lottery.

David Barber said...

Yes, I'm liking them, Randal. Not to sure what you were on about but the music was pretty cool. ;-)

Have a great weekend, dude!

Demeur said...

Thesaurus? No he eats dictionaries at bedtime. I thought everybody knew that.

Tom Harper said...

I know the term "power ballad" is Verboten. Mood Metal, is that what you call this? Anyway, I liked it.

susan said...

Good song, but why don't they sing it in Swedish?

btw - Is it true a junkie stole their guitars and tried to sell them on ebay? Craigslist might have been a better choice.

Randal Graves said...

david, I know, but I ain't telling. Buy their albums, permit them to get the fancy cold cuts this time!

demeur, c'mon now, I'm pretty fucking dumb. Plus dictionaries don't make the best roughage.

tom, I certainly wouldn't qualify this as a flic-yer-bic moment.

susan, jag vet inte. Was it a junkie? I just heard that the guitars they were using for a contest were ripped off. And yeah, be a bit less untraceable. Kids, just say no!

La Belette Rouge said...

PROUST! Just one deep breath in and the scent of the Madeline takes one to all kind of time travel that is beyond Steven Spielberg's wildest imagination. Being distant from the loved one or the memory does require one to create a narrative and,yes, with distance that narrative grows denser.

TomCat said...

I like the rhythm, but it's a bit dischordant for my taste.

On matters critical, will the Browns get out of the celler, and how dare you beat me? ;-)

Randal Graves said...

LBR, such density can be drowning. But the good kind, I guess here, as if Proust fell asleep in a giant cup of tea?

tomcat, so you're not a fan of my death metal posts? To answer your questions in order, hell no and all part of my plan to finish 5-9. :)

Beach Bum said...

I wonder if superheated illusion grows best in a bed of absence.

If it didn't the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition wouldn't be such a big seller. The illusion being that 90% of the overweight fantasy-ridden dudes reading that magazine could ever get within 20 feet of those babes.