Tuesday, July 14, 2009

one word dromedary: spray

mercenary liverpool,
spray-painted alleyways:

the alleviation of

times immemorial.

shade the eyes,

liven the limbs;

april is ever looming

in the fields of




Blogger Teresa said...

passion in the alleyways of liverpool among the dromedary calamari. kinky, murat, kinky.

5:37 PM  
Blogger anno said...

The thought of dromedary spray made me laugh, and trying to figure out the connection with calamari has permanently twisted my brain, but, oh, that couplet of imperatives -- shade the eyes, liven the limbs -- followed by those lush last lines: just lovely; made me swoon.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

I'm enjoying your tags almost as much as the poetry. Alleviation of times immemorial, I'd like to go down that alley.

9:00 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno and Dee: It's funny to see how much attention the labels have been getting lately, since my use of them has largely been entirely arbitrary, with only occasional linear sense. Wreaks havoc on the archives, for sure. I just like how these little fossils ripple on out.

Dee: This one rolled out with at least a modicum of intention to keep the tears at bay.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I guess my last comment didn't make it through. I thought that your passion between the dromedaries and the calamari in the alleys of Liverpool was definitely a little kinky and possibly dangerous. But I guess the calamari are an age-old species from times immemorial and entitled to be kinky, if not a little inky when they spray paint their tags.

11:45 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I like this rogue state of OneWordings that you've set up, delving into the darker possibilities lurking in one fool's playground attempts at sprint-writing. I also continue to be amazed that you are actually able to make sense of all this.

Believe me, the dromedary goes into the alleyway first - and she's got the paint cans.

11:59 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Really, and here I thought the dromedaries were using their special sand-storm-stopping eyelids to shade their eyes from the calamaris' inky spray painting. Silly me. I was not aware that dromedaries could use paint cans. I thought they just spit... But then I've never been to Liverpool, although I have ridden a dromedary and consumed sizable quantities of calamari, but things are different across the Pond.

And the fun of your posts is trying to find the sense. Obviously, you are a rational human being, so there has to be a pattern somewhere, even it not a conscious one. The cotton candy of my day: making sense (surreal or otherwise) of a Murat post!

12:50 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: What an assumption! Obviously, you are a rational human being...

6:39 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Well, either that or aliens look nothing like E.T.. You showed us a picture last Sunday, Murat. And that post was eloquent and poignant, obviously not that ravings of a lunatic or the beeps and whistles of an android. Nor did it sound like the croaks of an E.T. I don't think your name is "Sally" and it certainly didn't look like you have any humps, so I am assuming you're not a camel. And there was way too much hair for you to be a squid. So the logical assumption was rational human being. Do correct me if I'm wrong!

8:55 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

T: I will concede the point: and much more linear and left-brained than I would usually admit.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Not entirely linear. The fun of your games is to follow the quantum leaps...

12:50 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

I mean just look at your "soul portrait". There are lines, but they are bent in almost to the point of a tesseract, so it's easy to leap from one to another, and there's even a small stepping stone in between to keep the leaper from falling into the abyss. (If you don't remember the concept of "tesseract" check out Madeline L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" series. Walden is probably just the right age for them about now.)

So definitely not straightly linear, more like quadradically linear and almost to the fifth dimension! It keeps your readers dancing and leaping. Very fun!

9:39 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I am greatly enjoying the de/reconstructions of the resident fool. Once again, you demonstrate quite clearly the essential co-creative collaboration between reader and writer. Thanks for giving as much as you do to the confectionary process.

11:12 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Like I said it's the cotton candy of my day, and it's fun to see your responses to my interpretations. A little like "Dueling Banjos" or a jazz jam with words, don't you think?

11:26 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Exactly, Django.

11:51 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Your first comment finally floated in out of the ether. Dromedary calamari? Genius, that.

10:51 AM  

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