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In consideration of the radical proposition: Do words have a Soul?


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In consideration of the radical proposition: Do words have a Soul?

 

On my shelves, there are books

which will never be read

cover to cover

Not by me, trapped in my words

like a coffee-stain

 

on page 33, from someone else

an appropriate punctuation

it warped the page with the curious

claim "All books have one

 

source," and maybe that's true

the oral river washing over everything

we can sense, but if we leave at "The

 

 

 

And return at End", I think you can see

where I'm going

if you read ahead

to the beginning

skip the middle

bracket "You"

with future

and past

its all

 

obvious: A misunderstood moment

passed on by your dad or mom or god

just so, an obvious narrative ploy

to keep you reading, trapped

by the grammar and syntax

The only hope of escape

a stranger's

eyes

 

and ears, rescued from between two covers

you can relax, free between (Here)

Gate(less.thumb.png.dc23b19d2478d37a9f6fcdc563973026.pnghttps://conjurd.substack.com/welcome Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-)

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"Oral river". That's unique.

 

"The only hope of escape". Paging bookworms :-)

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Sometimes it certainly seems like they do, Dr. Con!

The only hope of escape

a stranger's

eyes

 

and ears, rescued from between two covers

you can relax, free between (Here)

Indeed! Words are serious stuff!

 

Tony icon_smile.gif

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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dr_con,

 

Your use of caps, line breaks and form always capture my attention. Oftentimes, I have to go back to reread.

Agree with Joel, "oral river" is unique.

"Do words have a soul"? Good question. I think they do in the hand of a poet.

The thought in your poem is, I'm not sure if these terms are correct, metaphysical, surreal...?

 

Regards,

 

Lake

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The coffee stain was the best bit for me, but then I'm not that philosophical...loved the break on 'The' (is this the only line where ending with 'the' is so right? - feels that way)

 

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I love the opening....

but I have to tell ya......it declines...

I'm sure not all your books are the type of books you just described....

if it IS true...do yourself a favor....

do some kick ass spring cleaning....

never mind selling them...

if you have a large yard...burn them.....

leave them on a street corner or parking lot....

just keep the really true movers of your eyes type books...

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Wow all. My apologies for being absent, I have a too full survival plate @ the moment;-) But hopefully we'll get some equanimity soon...

 

Tink- This was a highly experimental piece- icon_lol.gif Trying to convey Lacan's idea that the unconscious lies between us, in our words

 

JJ- Yes indeed, many thanks!

 

Tony- Thanks!

 

Lake- Indeed, a perfect interpretation;-)

 

Badge- Of course, The concrete image, is what your eye and ear seeks- And thank you, that was a very careful The choice;-)

 

PS- Nothing like a good book burning to get the hands warm and the words liberated icon_lol.gif

 

Many Thanks for dropping in and I hope to catch up with you all soon;-)

 

DC

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