lists of papers. ideas.
slight variations on a style and then systematic corruptions. writing to mutate/pay homage to an author. how do we allude?
eliot appropriates work. rubinstein's compilation of guides. virgil guides in dark, christ dark, beatrice. allusion - essays? footnotes, or no?
there is tradition - the equivalent of innovation. the traditionalist adds, creates tradition. the classic, and its re-arrangement. keep the classic? disgard it? resurrect it - continuously test and retest its relevance - every generation re-analyses it - discard, trim, never question or revise the list enough.
homage - using an inspirant's word, but not using them - taking them and translating, updating. varying them to allude. corrupting them, gimping them, mutilating them. their text, but not their text. the new text, with them beneath. should one be honest about appropriation? make it transparent, or hide it?
innovation is a recourse of tradition, as are its own methods, its honesty. "worsening" a classic text. mistranslating. defacing. re-authoring. mis-authoring. plagiarizing, confusing, making "incorrect". undermining/recreating every aspect - new author, maybe-fictional everything - everything is mutilated - everything in the true classic is polished by allusion, strengthened by recursion and variation - the homage is the renovating test, the praise and verification. ruthless satire ode.
and the 270 identical works. that do none of this.
Twitched strings, clang of metal, beaten drums,
Dull, shrill, continuous, disquietude;
the stealth comes undulantly with cat-like steps that cling;
twinkly between colored protective folds a grin, opaque, twines fingers into lineates, scarves over fingers twist
digit, ternary, tetrad,
observably, interthreading wearisome and rhythmically,
Still, unadjustable, monotonously tranquilize,
tarriance present that riffles,
ghostlike hand that thrills
two-winged insects of punishment birr,
flyspeck yellowness- someone changes,
particolored stars experience stir by the idolators in a trick woods.
aurum teaberry, ahhhh how nice it is to
your cosmogony (sucker)
char spa woman talks lightly (deftest), your callus-masquer, spectrometer (cajole)
the interest-answer of striking
her gelled visage of bruises and watermarks
no sex, no estimated adiposity
the punkiness of no flesh you fat fucking epilog
(wain) -------- fluid
drain --------------- shit
sleep tight administration crackpot
hold the sweat
the tears of mad fucking
the sleet and ripeness that goes with a sensitive stagnation.
kisses on bark and scored needle points (cheek red with wear)
phonic crake, teletypewriter sucking.
fucking tits and balsam wood, the ichthyosiform gown strap
proteus trapped in abc crystals
swizzle lady (tilth)
grieve cajoling prostitute
hold a magnet up high and crawl