Saturday, November 21, 2015

a note on allays


I am a man of many moods, manic, intense, with butterfly stream of consciousness – all over the place all the time. And so these allays go, jumping topics, jumping registers, from the deeply personally, to the meta-objective; perching myself fin the alien mind of a quotation ,and then insinuating myself in a reversal, an interpretation. An ally has multiple centers of gravity, not just one, as a Thomas Hart Benton painting has multiple vanishing points, a Whitman poem has multiple centers of consciousness, an Emerson essay has multiple "tonal centers," as does a Charles Ives symphony, playing multiple keys at the same moment, mixing in polyrhythm. The alchemy is American, but more than American it is allistic, universal, cosmic, the center of the all.


-- R 88s Я --

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