Wednesday, August 05, 2009

one word elfin fish: collapse

amiable trysts

you find your way
or with

down the main


the hardware of


regales us

with all you want

& more: you

wouldn't know it

now, would you?



Blogger Teresa said...

Well, Murat, I'll take the bait and play your game. You are thinking of things that make us collapse: earthquakes (make whole cities collapse), falling love (make your knees weak, some people even fall head over heels...), and then there is Barthelme's rum that makes it hard for you to find your way down the street (because for some reason the pavement leaps up to meet you). I really like the lines: "The hardware of living regales us with all you want & more:" But when one is in a state of collapse, it's hard to know now, isn't it? Especially when the collapse is a rum-soaked haze (although rum-soaked fruit cakes are better than most).

Have a great day, bro!

12:56 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: I dig this exegesis you've woven: it's jive and it jumps right along with the verse.

6:10 AM  
Blogger San said...

Who? Me?

4:09 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Oh no, Ms San: you would definitely know it.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

present technology issues at work of course leads me down the hardware line but had to google Barthelme and found Snow White on google books - read an excerpt about watching a vat of rum under the harpsichord and discussing the bat method of raising children - much collapse there LOL - before taking it apart and looking at the pieces, I did stroll down that street after earthquake and enjoyed the being regaled with tales of the amiable trysts that had taken place before the collapse :)

9:09 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Sister Dee: Mr Barthelme was your new buddy Padgett's mentor/drinking buddy at the University of Houston. Plenty of online DB here: Barthelmismo

And both boys proceed right out of the sublime Grace Paley.

9:59 AM  

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