Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 06:45:04 -0600 Subject: Re: paralogy Wayne A. King wrote: > > Can somebody give a specific example of writing that they consider an > example of paralogy vs. another example that wouldn't? Reply in private to > e-mail address if you like. Thanks. > > Regards from Hoot Owl Hollow, Georgia > Wayne King > (http://www.freeyellow.com/members/waking) > >To some extent the difference is similar to the distinction once made between poetry and prose: The writing of poetry is a dense pack of the paralogical. The following is a classic poetry experiment from John Ashbery's The Tennis Court Oath, published in 1962. Compare this to any article in your daily newspaper. LEAVING THE ATOCHA STATION by John Ashbery The arctic honey blabbed over the report causing darkness And pulling us out of there experiencing it he meanwhile ... And the fried bats they sell there dropping from sticks, so that the menace of your prayer folds.... Other people ... flash the garden are you boning and defunct covering ... Blind dog expressed royalties comfort of your perfect tar grams nuclear world bank tulip Favorable to near the night pin loading formaldehyde. the table torn from you Suddenly and we are close Mouthing the root when you think generator homes enjoy leered The worn stool blazing pigeons from the roof driving tractor to squash Leaving the Atocha Station steel infected bumps the screws everywhere wells abolished top ill-lit scarecrow falls Time, progress and good sense strike of shopkeepers dark blood no forest you can name drunk scrolls the completely new Italian hair ... Baby ... ice falling off the port The centennial Before we can old eat members with their chins so high up rats relaxing the cruel discussion suds the painted comers white most aerial garment crow and when the region took us back the person left us like birds it was fuzz on the passing light over disgusted heads, far into amnesiac permanent house depot amounts he can decrepit mayor ... exalting flea for that we turn around experiencing it is not to go into the epileptic prank forcing bar to borrow out onto tide-exposed fells over her morsel, she chasing you and the revenge he'd get establishing the vultural over rural area cough protection murdering quintet. Air pollution terminal the clean fart genital enthusiastic toe prick album serious evening flames the lake over your hold personality lightened ... roar You are freed including barrels head of the swan forestry the night and stars fork That is, he said and rushing under the hoops of equations probable absolute mush the right entity chain store sewer opened their books The flood dragged you I coughed to the window last month: juice, earlier like the slacks to be declining the peaches more fist sprung expecting the cattle false loam imports next time around.
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