Magenta

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June 29, 2017 by petrujviljoen

Tragi-comedy (our very lives) – casting gods.

Mythos serves the purpose and

actors are aware of their part in the whole.

The current script imperfectly explains,

sublimes, then evaporates, before reaching the ground.

 

casting mythos of script evaporates

 

The first beginning – defined by the stars –

have basic and inherited traits.

(magenta was a surprise … the purity)

Whales (also) are known to teach, learn,

scheme – and grieve. Echo sounding is legitimate.

 

stars inherited was known sounding

 

Hera wakes up, pushes the baby away, her milk

spills – hybrids are sometimes stronger than the parent.

From nothing to being there is no logical bridge

but for dreams, imagining and free association –

and primal instinct.

 

the hybrid being dreams instinct

 

(ancient) manuscripts presuppose a probable

origin, overlaid by human culture – and time –

with the environment elaborately decorated.

Decrypting the transformation of information –

a body of water is called a pond or a lake – or an ocean

 

manuscripts overlaid environment, decrypting water

 

The universe cannot be read unless we (un)learn the language

……..

The récapitul is a fixed poetic form created by Jacques Jouet in 2010. Source: http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/impromptu-23-daniel-levin-becker/

I adapted the form to my own purpose. The lines, words and fragments were edited heavily in some cases in others used as found. Following is a list of sites from Wikipedia I harvested to make this poem.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_(arts)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/instill

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrative_thread

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeological_association

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magenta

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whale

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_(biology)#Hybrids_in_nature

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Being

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_freedom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regime

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individual

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individuation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology_of_self

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphor#Common_types

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metaphysics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folklore

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoding

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Owl_House

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landscape

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pond

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe

….

Linked to Dverse Poets’ OLN

 

 

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33 thoughts on “Magenta

  1. N Filbert says:

    “The universe cannot be read unless we (un)learn the language…” ah… oui

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  2. Madaket Muse says:

    NIce! Love the last line.

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  3. I have not seen this form before but it seems like an outtake on a Cento. I have written Centos before. In fact there should be an article still up on d’verse poets blog about the Cento which was hosted by Sam Peralta. To my mind Eliot’s Wasteland is a Cento although it is not called one. Still all the lines except where Pound pieced them together were culled from others’ works and all are noted in the text.

    I liked this. It has a nice musicality and that classical throwback. These pieces are useful from time to time, I think to measure out how you would think through re-imagining classical pieces. I am interested in learning more about this particularity.

    Thank you.

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    • In turn I looked up the Cento. I had no idea. The ‘found poetry’ form, in general, has erasure poetry, collage poetry and so on. I’ll look up the article about the Cento on Dverse. In research poets like Ezra Pound, to name one, often used phrases gleaned from (any) other source in his work. Thank you for an informative comment. I intend working on Magenta some more. It is often only after a piece has seen the light of day that one realises what more can be done!

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  4. Very interesting poem. I’ve done found poetry before, but never with the added abbreviated line between stanzas pulled from the text of the stanza. You could read the abbreviated lines as a poem of their own.

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  5. ladynyo says:

    Complex poetry and something I need tor read several times to get the nuances, etc. I have never heard of found form, but that is not surprising! I get the sense of a span of Universe and Mythology and that is good. A radical poem to my eyes.

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  6. Interesting form and one I will need to explore more fully to appreciate what you have penned with more understanding.

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  7. I like the idea of found words within your found poem making those shorter lines. One word from each of the previous lines, which causes the reader to go back and read again with this new distillation in mind. This stood out for me:

    Hera wakes up, pushes the baby away, her milk

    spills – hybrids are sometimes stronger than the parent.

    From nothing to being there is no logical bridge

    but for dreams, imagining and free association –

    and primal instinct.

    the hybrid being dreams instinct

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  8. This form is very interesting and I love how you create an almost prayer affect as you play between the form and the images. Cheers.

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  9. Suzanne says:

    The form was interesting but what really got my attention was the content. Magenta is a colour that has appearing in my meditations a lot of late. The whales, of course, are very much in my consciousness as a group of mothers and calves swim in the waters here while the calves grow big enough to swim to Antarctica next spring. I like your last line. It does feel we are learning a new language – one of colours, whale songs, geometric shapes and lines of flight.

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  10. Nan Mykel says:

    The current script imperfectly explains,

    sublimes, then evaporates, before reaching the ground.

    Yes! It must be there, somewhere! So impressive…

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  11. susanmehr says:

    A series of complex thoughts, how interesting to unlearn so we can understand.

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  12. erbiage says:

    So much to unlearn. Decrypting water, oh!

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  13. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Found poetry of all types are wondrous prompt–I am always reminded that words belong to everyone, and our creativity consists of filtering something found through our own poetic miasma-and constructing a different journey, a different message; Perhaps soon, at dVerse we will tackle another found poetry prompt. I was just thinking today of using p;op;alar song lyrics–like /blackbird has spoken, like the first bird/ or /the love we take is equal to the love we make/

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  14. kanzensakura says:

    Interesting poetic found form. Very complex.

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  15. This is a wonderful form, and as Sarah says complex… found poetry is a very special class of poem… love the interleaved shorter lines.

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  16. Clever, complex. Interesting to see where it came from, but it works as a stand alone piece.

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