“‘Who are…?'” / Memorable Fancies #1682

[“...consciousness asserts itself ... constructing itself as a creative activity.” – Judith Butler] I created things. Out of the dust of the earth, perhaps, although that sounds a little too grandiose. And among the other things I made ... was me. But who are all those others? How did they...? [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Eve’s Wish” / Memorable Fancies #1673

[“‘Oh to be Nothing,’ said Eve,” – Stevie Smith] Having just tasted the apple and realizing who she is, and who Adam is, and that neither she nor Adam is the Serpent whose coiling body she so much adores, envies,...     … [Read more...]

“The Apples of Desire” / Memorable Fancies #1347

[“you stood among trees hung / with bitten apples” – Louise Glück] We take a bite from each apple; then, disappointed, go on to the next, always hoping to find the right apple, the one the serpent told us about, the one that will, finally, make us human. Our desire is so fierce we can almost taste it. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: For Anacreon, 30 poems of love and life from the ancient Greek poet (originally published as a chapbook by Silkworms Ink). … [Read more...]