Tuesday, February 25, 2014

after Hans Richter

In Another Room I Am Drinking Eggs from a Boot
Hans Richter
and a response

What if the moon was essence of quinine
The moon is earth's apostrophe
Comet an exclamation

And high heels were a time of day
High heel sundial measures office hours and night life

When certain birds bled
Bleeding song and certainty

The chauffeur is telling the cook
Drive by baking

The antler would pry into ice floes
Capillaries pry into inertia

Swim with a lamp
The source of luminescence is symbiotic bacteria that dwell in and around the esca. In some species, the bacteria recruited to the esca are incapable of luminescence independent of the anglerfish, suggesting that they have developed a symbiotic relationship and that the bacteria are unable to synthesize all of the chemicals necessary for luminescence. They depend on the fish to make up the difference. Electron microscopy of these bacteria in some species reveals that they are Gram-negative rods that lack capsules, spores, or flagella. They have double-layered cell walls and mesosomes.(wikipedia)

And we’d be shivering in a ditch
frozen earth, heated holes
Helsinki road works 

dog leaps over the car
Biting through a black wing

There would be boats
without purpose
in an ocean without fish

There would be a dream country

The great quiet humming of the soul at night

The only sound is a shovel

Clearing a place for a mailbox

2 comments:

Mark Kerstetter said...

This is very cool - love it!

rallentanda said...

Go on! Hans Richter would never have drunk eggs out of boots:)He was very good at attacking the piano with those massive hands of his though:)