Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A note about poetry.


Coining a drunkard's shile in red cyne:




In Robert Altman's little gem of a forgotten classic "That Cold Day in the Park" (1969), I like the scene where the cold fake mute boy after his first shower and meal in Sandy Dennis' home is seen to be playing a pump organ in her living room as an accompaniment to a television montage including a subtle scene much like the one which has just played out in the bathroom between the two characters. A man is saved from a kind of flood, and is drying off his body outdoors in the nude. The young man, or boy, is in a bathrobe. Sandy Dennis' turns off the T.V. attempting again to talk to him. The music he is playing on the pump organ is very loose, but bears some of the hallmarks of an actual composition or at least some semblance of technique in playing, but it seems only a semblance, as if he were only 'mouthing the scenes' of the T.V. through the pump organ or harmonium. If I would have been Altman, I would have extended this scene, having Sandy Dennis sit down and enjoy the odd interplay of mismatched stimuli. An artist could easily do a show surrounding certain elements in the film, or a curator present it as a theme to a group. There is a special table in the foyer of Sandy Dennis' apartment which appears to be a tasteful ornamental art-deco furniture version of a Zoetrope, a mirrored Zoetrope which if inverted resembles certain versions of a "Drunkard's Cloak", an early modern version of a class of medieval torture devices called 'barrel pillories'. It could also allude to decision charts, or a kind of stylized map of actions. The eloquent bifurcating pattern is also present on the door of her apartment. Compare the drunkard's cloak, the zoetrope, and Sandy Dennis' foyer table. Do that now:




Now, the other poetic elements I would like you to look at is another echo. The film titles at the beginning of the film look like this:


Which is of course completely banal, you see, except when you remember that both the letters U and C can be rendered as a spherical horse shoe as at the UN:


Which is either saying "You see?" or "Use."
And so consider the central conquering bird.
Let's call it USURA.
Sandy Dennis is getting very horny.
Like horns.
Her poetic feelings about a cold day in the park
have been replaced
with desires
relating to sexual control.
Sandy Dennis is an actor.
The U.N.
has strong sexual desires.
All of this is
Untrue.
This is a note about poetry.
You see?
Napoli Cornuto.



Osiris says, "as the treachery of Typhon ends at the throne of Isis, the moisture of nature is guarded by the vigilance of Anubis."
Michael Burns says, "The snake's tongue matches his penis Is for Is, a forking path, which is in essence a map of the bent molecule of water whose attention we perform
as nubilities of bliss with new abilities, nousabile, Annus Nobile,
mobile anus trees."

The green tongue of Osiris
is covered with the coin
of schitzophoneia (Athanasius Kircher 
with Gian Lorenzo Bernini 
discussing the laying of the typhonic locks across
across the signsual 'heavy-browed' Medusa,
the chaosmoological roar-shock test).