On Sunday, They Rode Off

After promising her nothing he comes close to touching her hand for emphasis for empathy. There are several reasons for this phenomenon: Mass impoverishment, mass unemployment, hyper-inflation, hyper-populism. The virtue of learning and acquiring knowledge by ordinary means is in its worry and disappointment. St. Patrick, in the act of sending the serpents into the sea, is Damballah, the great serpent deity – since there are serpents in the picture. Come and expel all evil and danger from us both now and forever. The floor below us lies in ruins.

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Statement:  Earlier today, I saw a game going around Facebook: “It’s National Book Week. The rules are, grab the closest book to you, turn to page 56, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don’t mention the title.” I wanted to play, and I currently have a stack of books on my desk, and I couldn’t pick just one, so I decided to use all eight of them. Then I arranged my eight sentences into a prose poem.

Sources:

Maya Deren – Divine Horsemen

S.L. MacGregor Mathers & Aleister Crowley (translators) – The Lesser Key of Solomon

Franco “Bifo” Berardi – The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance

Austin Osman Spare – The Book of Pleasure (Self-Love) / The Psychology of Ecstasy

Stephen E. Flowers – Icelandic Magic

Jill Magi – Labor

Christian Marazzi – Capital and Affects: The Politics of the Language Economy

Jerome Rothenberg (editor) – Technicians of the Sacred