“Swallowing” / Memorable Fancies #2704

The future: Our waking lives have become so constrained, so determined, that we can neither sin nor be heroes here. Sleep and dreams are all that’s left. But now the government has sent us dreamless-pills. They’re available at no charge. We’re required to swallow them, no matter how they stick in our throats. >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“Silence” / Memorable Fancies #2703

[“And we know that there is silence in the future.” – W.S. Merwin] Why can’t we have some of that right now? >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << >> below: My new book of poems from Loyola University / Apprentice House publishers << … [Read more...]

“Each Hour” / Memorable Fancies #2702

[“Machines came into use after autumn of that hour.” – Ben Marcus] Each hour has its season: spring for promise, summer for fulfillment, autumn for harvest, winter for parity errors and crashes... ===== P.S. >> Thanks to John Kelly of the Washington Post for quoting me in his column last week, on an English language question << >> below: a drama about an American election available from the publisher, stageplays.com << … [Read more...]

“Your Touch” / Memorable Fancies #2701

[“I am waiting to be touched” – Jazra Khaleed] And then I am waiting for the touching just to be over with. > “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]

“The Oracles” / Memorable Fancies #2694

[“...the truest oracles were the doves and the responses from the oak.” – Pausanias] We did have to pay professionals to interpret what the doves and oaks were telling us, but that was a small price to pay for the wisdom they imparted. Without those professionals, we’d have had to figure out, among ourselves, what to do, how to live. There would have been disagreements – or worse. >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind … [Read more...]

“Hotel of Assignations” / Memorable Fancies #2700

That’s the Hotel of Assignations – over there, on that side-street that most people overlook. Couples step quietly inside, sign the register. It is always a very common name. They are always married. To each other. They are always nervous, pretend not to be. Perhaps their luggage has been delayed, please ring when it arrives. They always leave separately, even if by only a few minutes. The night-clerks bet that the woman will leave first. And with that look on her face. >> “books terence … [Read more...]

“Stand Up to Reality” / Memorable Fancies #2699

[“Whatever we have imagined, we have already had.” – Sergio Agamben] Imagination is the purest perception, not corrupted and corroded by sight, taste, touch, ... or by the words of those spoilsports who tell us those beautiful things we remember never happened ! >> “books terence kuch” on Amazon or Google will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind << … [Read more...]