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2016/12/09

re _reading and

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I've also been reading and re-reading Augustine's City of God  (his latin I can read unlike Virgil's __ 

strange bewitchment and enchantment of languages forgotten and recalled    at       )


, a very old copy that I own,and it's much better

 and simpler to read than Empire. which I did start over ten years ago, and to this day I can say it's badly written

 in the sense it's too convoluted and unnecessarily 'compliatecd ' in  misleading way. their god intents

are not excuse,


 Hardt and Negri are both teachers and academic who ought to write better  and if not they ought to have found

someone to make their rather simple ideas come across Simply.


There are moments in that book, as with Empire and Commonwealth when I feel i am reading the essays of students

 that never quite got it,

                     Now that's not something i care about here

                 but i do in books,

                                                   that pretend to care,

       which theirs does,



                      so it goes!

                                                     Kick that can!

                                                                                     lecan!




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reading or re-reading

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           r eading or re-reading   as if for the first time  the book Empire


                                          our sovereign status even as individuals is comprised by t he State by Empire



as for commas and colons,

                                         semi-colons and run on sentences,



                    let your writing be a construction as it goes along
 

                finding what works and doesn't



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tell ...



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  tell   about the lady from a year ago

              what happened?

         tell a tale,     it'd be long  to say   repeating and retracing, the ins and outs,

                     the fronds and frails,
                                                                                       the calls and wails

                                            the eyes and ears,
                                                                               
                                                         and a sound never heard,
                                               
                                                                           a breath not whispered in ears close by,




 and   since ,

                                since time has passed and passing

                     i'll say it went south

                                                    and went off the middle as i understood it,

                       from there on in,

                                                          it was my fault  things  going,

                                                                                   
                                                                              went off kilter,

                    my fault being the greater,


                                         and i wish her well

                                                     
                                         and great blessings to her,  to her family


                                                                 to those she loves,

                               to her and her heart ,


                                                        well and wishing well,

                                                                                                  a well of blessings



                                            high and low, plumage of smoke


                                                                           high tidings, and green hopes,

                                          each fragment,

                                                                        each fragment a cloth  of    gift
                   
                                                           
                                                                    and the tell won't be told here ,

                                              like this, in this small space
   
                        of the announcement ,

                                                                      of rainbow and sky clearing

                                                                     

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2016/12/08

via donuts and conduit


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  through clicks, and            ,                                           clues,                        an keys,



                                                 winking mirrors, displaced selves

   wired room  s,                                                                 twisting surface ,


                              slippery  glass



                 it's how you walk  through the world,


                                        it's how i've walked
                                                    

       could a woman know that

                   could  a lady know this

                        o  these choices


                  once on t he sun in a winter day
                                  she grew her brain
                                green as grapes
                                                  knocking out the soup tureen with her foot

                                  ,





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2016/12/07

__the innermost __layer



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                     the 'deepest layer' is really beautiful

                                                                              it's really quite beautiful

                        beautiful                               

                                                                       the colour the arrangement

                                      i saw it
                                                         through   a  series of magic mirrors

                      connecting
                                                                 here and there

                                over hills and valleys

                                                         through not so secret lens and clandestine pulleys

                              what was it called that  most recent one

                                                    but O so lovely and the red and  the color going sideway
                           
                                                                                  side along



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                                  how to       make beautiful           t            h            i           n            g             s




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Re: does it ?

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Re : does it ?

     




  In fact the other blog is not a flagship 

                    it's a little satellite whose purpose (when i first 

     got it going a couple of years back really was 
                
to showcase the entirety of the blogs that I've   done,



                                                one could say it's an experiemnt. as blogs are experiments.

           this one___ here that you are reading    cannot close,

                               

                              because that what it make it forget Poetry and not Recall to Poetry 





 and what would that avail if the whole machine lost its parts  ?


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                In fact_________blogs of clifford duffy use a classic blogger template 


                                             
                         so the look it has hearkens to an earlier period of blogging...


i've been thinking of moving to wordpress to blog however, i do  realize that word press


  (there's wordpress. com and word press org one   

       

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is                  ___ or it sure looks like it's limited by its  overall concept   ,


 maybe i'm wrong,

             they're still utilizing the book frame of reference


   i d like to integrate elements of the tumblr interface blog which permits endless scrolling,


                   in blogspot you used to be able to have  i m quite sure an endless number of posts

or at least 50 per page
 

                 now it's around  12

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O scroll


                                                    O poll

                                                                                        O  goodess goddess
                                                                                               

                                                                  where are you with your breasts and dresses?


















2016/12/03

does it ?

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  does it mean this blog is closed because that one is the location  now?


                       O no not at all .


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2016/11/21

__re_connected

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this    old blog  of mine has new reconnected with a blogger classic template      


                                                      https://cliffordduffy.blogspot.ca/ 

the template is so unformed the profile is 'glued' as it were to each post! each blog posts makes one the bloggist identity.

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2016/11/20

___ times are


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                    times are public we  

                           we                                                                                times are private  we


are
                            public times are                      private

                                                              i can see with your private eye


                         i can see with my public private eye


                             invite the I that's private  public for a  private view   of you 
                                                             

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2016/11/17

__beagle



______________________________ a training word alluded to  contained
                            
                                                  within an older eagle my old emblem
                                                        
                                                           from Blue Dog Plus



                                      beagle ___________________beagle ________________


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  there was the jaguar /& eagle and the camel yes, the long training camel tramping
                                                      for days

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2016/11/13

AN


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 AN Ocean between  them

     two egos
                               across  two lives

                                                                 two  not speaking

                         two bodies     from stone and iron
              
     not lichen and moss
   meadow and flower
                                              dandelion and grass

  not swimming
                    or holding   and they're not wooing in the avenue
           and it's not narrative native night
                                       
                      nor the silver smith dialogue of the truth
              

      but the 'cold'    deep          the       cold grey     very chilld
         

     colder water the  colder upper air
                                     

             between them




                   a hammer !




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.. each

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                                              Franckly each paramour his leman knows 




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2016/11/11

re:-comeuppance

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now that's a word you've not heard since ---------------------

    but it almost rhymes with nuance 
              t he marquee thing didnt come off, did it?
                       but it's friday afternoon,
                     
                    with the world ending sunset  its beauty
                                             ever infinitely renewable
                            ever usually intimately renwable

       you can always come back  
                  to it fixing
              that marquee
              or the truth
                    of being
                       & fidelity
                            crowing or corraling crowding
                     someone's place's not the best way to ride 
                              free into a sunrise  
                                 riding into a cosmos of pink wash sky and blue hyaline
                                                                   lips of clouds
                     tipping at the edge of the furrowed sky




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come--uppance




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                                 comeuppance








comeuppance




                             comeuppance














                                    ___O now that's a lovely word

                           (spoken with)               a British accent 

                                          an English accent
                                      an d   a French mouth  a              French   mouth  


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2016/11/02

__ you meant --

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  re collected and selected  ..... you meant?


 C.D.  i meant the completely uncollected works! the selected
   repression and compression, the sunshine the walk a day,
  Homer's talk with me concerning the words he first wrote down


                   and/poor oldHomer blind, blind sas a bat,


   near Sparta, and yes, the old hills rang , with seeing gods
                                                    and swords


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  how do you collect the uncollectable? the engines and maruaders want more

thinking they own with their piglets and sacks of gold, silver,
    the infinite electronic dust of credit, debit , interest
             the round of cash and crash, cache,

   and the period goes where the comma goes,

 your reel work's in     n            that fatonic heaven
                    where jurists and others of their ilk
  dont  get past the gate

                   when where the man treading ahead
                      in                       space 



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    the dung dusters and dung dumpers came later
    as always ripping and sniping
       the great tide of vision
                      their fail safe buttons askew
     i have nothng to tell them,



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              the middle was where things happen

          not the side   
                   in the middle of things 


losing caution two fell off the middle 
          then none grew

    two fell out of the meadow
           then dung grew
                        

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my new book  is is very  long  




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2016/10/30

started

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 st'arted     two new long poems .. publisher not happy but then i said

          forgot the idea of  ,

                                  i said  to them  ,         

                                                     proposing the idea of a collected poems,  or selected poems

                            whichever one comes coming first the one followed by the other,


                                                                                  and that seemed reasonable enough  
             

                           as  there work enough now for years  ,



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2016/10/29

Rey: snail a wa y ,

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that didnt quite come off did it?   back to the drawing board     it's fun it's drawing   it's drawing it out
   darling  pigs of the experiment   al exper i mental  mental
   elemental    menss some workword from greek o them greeks laid some foot tapping .....


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