Saturday, August 1, 2015

Daniel Broudy writes

Gestalts and Excessive Painkillers

some stop
to smell
to play
the love club raw
when they smear and lick tongue beauty
watch wet delirious woman chocolate
drive her sweet peach t.v.
through the channels
produce enormous moments of moaning
whisper mad dreams
eat butt honey over a sea of pickled eggs
behind the flood of blood red skin poles
bludgeon mean iron meat

heaving waxy legs, urging arms
wanting love like summer lake water cool
panting for the wind
and orange goddess juice

a shadow rose
a sausage garden soaring
lusting for the milk of the bare blue moon

fingers fiddle with white cups
black hair
on the head of a lass
beneath a sweat bed
bedecked in diamonds and a delicate gown
toes with nails in hot pink
manipulate a purple velvet chain
boil a boy’s bitter blame
that sprays the sky with lather
and robs him
of his dripping drool
just before the opening scene

1 comment:

  1. Dada lives! Avant-garde art that sprang up in Europe during World War I, it detached words from meaning and the constraints of reality and convention. It was profoundly anti-art, anti-logic, pro-chaotic.Fred S. Kleiner called it "a savior, a monster, which would lay waste to everything in its path....a systematic work of destruction and demoralization" while more conservative critics said it was "the sickest, most paralyzing and most destructive thing that gas ever originated from the brain of man." The movement was primarily European and not primarily literary, but it has been a constant inspiration to artists of all stripes for a century. The term "dada" was coined by Hugo Ball, who chose it randomly from a dictionary (it is actually a French term for hobby horse, derived from a childish way of saying "giddy up"); his poem "Gadji beri bimba" was adapted by Talking Heads as the song "I Zimbra" on the FEAR OF MUSIC album. Dadaist poetry was mainly written in European languages other than English, but William S. Burroughs' novel NAKED LUNCH is a good representation of "post-dada" with its cut-up style of composition, erratic locales and confusion of narrator aliases, and non-linear plot (Burroughs claimed that the chapters were intended to be read in any order).


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