“The Flames, The Burning” / Memorable Fancies #2628

The writer wants his words to flicker on computer screens like flames in a conflagration – and to burn and hurt, as well. > click Random Post on our Word Press page  – re-astonish yourself << … [Read more...]

“If I Were You” / Memorable Fancies #2627

The phrase “if I were you,...” is very strange. – How could that happen? How could I be you? What is an If that can never Be? Perhaps “if you were you,...” is easier to understand. It’s certainly applicable to ... some people. … [Read more...]

“Get Real” / Memorable Fancies #2626

[“It is unacceptable that what offers itself as reality should actually be so.” – Roberto Calasso] So this is reality. After all that build-up, all that hype, it’s OK but nothing special. Hardly worth the Maker’s bother. Perhaps He will try again ... but not with us. > click Random Post on our Word Press page  – re-astonish yourself << … [Read more...]

“Night” / Memorable Fancies #2625

[“I watched you with all the light and darkness I have.” – George Seferis] I turned on the light but you switched it off again. … [Read more...]

“It’s Coming Right At You” / 2624

[“What if the street sign said RUN, or RUN FOR YOUR LIFE?” ­– Jasper Johns] Our street signs have been improved, now, as a public service. Instead of merely reading WALK or DON’T WALK, they now read, in appropriate circumstances, not only RUN, or RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, but .. PRAY or .. SCREAM AND CROUCH DOWN or .. O MY GOD IT’S COMING RIGHT AT YOU AND THERE’S NO TIME TO DO ANYTHING BUT DIE I survived a car crash in which a man died. When you see it coming, there’s no time to do a n y t h i … [Read more...]

“My Relations” / Memorable Fancies #2623

[“All relations are striving to be unrelated” – Charles Fort] “A > B = A is greater than B” – the old example from elementary logic. But B objects to this, does not want to be related to A at all – unless it turns out that B is greater than A – in that case, well! >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Im-Personations” / Memorable Fancies #2622

[“Why did I think a person only distantly like me / Might finally represent my life?” – John Koethe,] I think about my younger self – fascinated, as if by a lopsided piece of pottery said to be – “authentic.” >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]