Friday, 23 September 2011

TIME MAG MUSE

What’s the fastest way to learn a language?
Act like a baby.
You get lost by being so complex and obscure
that reruns require subtitles.
Shouldn’t a good story just stand on its own?
The nexus of science and poetry
is buried in an in-box, waiting to be found.
Does cash slake the cravings of hearts and souls?
No, rather language, language, language.
So make a difference to your morning
with do- it- yourself word butchering:
Cleaver? Check. Hook? Check.
Hell Yea!
We poets are dismembering language into choice cuts.
Point, click, drop and leap into Warhol’s void
where two heads voice the muse.
Bryan Douglas Cook 20 July 2011

Context for TIME MAG MUSE

This is an edited montage poem from clippings cut from Time Magazine as part of a course taken at the TREE reading series in Ottawa, July 2011
The original clippings read:
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What’s the fastest way to learn a language?
Act like a baby.
Lost became so complex and obscure, reruns required subtitles. Shouldn’t a good story just stand on its own?
The eternal clash of science and ethics
Inbox...Lost and never found
Is cash the answer?
Language ,language !
Make a difference in your morning.
DIY Butchering. Cleaver? Check. Meat hook? Check. Street cred? Hell, yea. Why meat lovers are becoming meat cutters.
Point Click Drop and Dive
Leap into the Void (1960)
Two Heads Better

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