Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A thought and its strange horn: semicolon and ampersand dreaming




The semicolon dreams. It isn’t one, but two. Brother and sister. Mother and child. Egg and sperm. Zygotic. X and Y.  Chromosomal. A Bicameron over the corpus callosum of the page. A greater and lesser brain, brontosaural. A thought and its strange horn. The beginning and end of sleep. A dream of dreaming and of waking. A hand and its other becoming breath and its shadows, a one eye open, a book.





The ampersand dreams. Mother & child, the primordial &, a mother’s arms around her child, the Moebius umbilical, the inside out, the turning a portrait of itself, the between one thing and another, the and other connected, the hand and its other, the breath and its shadow, the shadow's curl, the ampersand.


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for Craig Conley

3 comments:

Eccentric Scholar said...

These poems are microcosms of the Nottingblog universe. They are self-expanding mental stents.

The Storialist said...

The semi-colon is my favorite punctuation mark. Understandably.

My friend (an English Lit prof) teaches her students the difference between colon and semi-colon by explaining, "The colon is the open-eyed emoticon, and the semi-colon is the winking one."

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