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verbatim, Ulysses
within this .
are the blank sheets of the sky
in your ,
break the lotus-induced surface
the breadflowers you 8
at nine now tend unleavened

the mast buckles as tsunami
T#H#E S#A#I#L#S
wordwinds / against your placid face
you \ with utterings that wrap, [em]
you [em] them

4 be yousun-drenched dry lands
with an inter-net harvest
the heavy bounty of the open Parenthe Sea

an infinite and never ending
boat tipped to spill
the meditating rain on
the meditating rain on, see...

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Ulysses - Lost in the Parenthe Seas
Dec 11, 2001
SLN

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an explanation -

i wrote "Ulysses" first as a playful excursion into the world of punctuation marks.
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lost in parentheses
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within this period
in your comma
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pounds through the sails
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you can figure out the rest...

then it became a struggle for words, out of turpor, silence (lotus-induced sleep comes from Ulysses' epic where he and his men beached on an enchantress' island and were fed lotus seeds and were tranquilized) then out of chaos (wordwinds, tsunamis...)

in this second layer, it was about a mental blank, or a mental overload - with the blank sheet of the sky contained within a period. the period as a point in text-space, the period as a stretch of time.

in a third sense, "before you touch the sun-drenched dry lands" means "before writing, before spewing out the words, before congealing the thoughts" Ulysses is asked to harvest the bounty of the infinite open parenthe sea. here i am talking about gathering the infinite possibilities symbolized by an open parenthesis, or a neverending digression. i also played by making parenthese singular of parenthesis, which is probably gramatically erroneous. HEHEHE.

now the "meditating rain on see" is a sound-play on the "Mediterranean sea" and at this point, the poem becomes a farewell to a friend, who happens to live in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. i guess he could be Ulysses. oh shoot. Ulysses was greek, wasn't he?

Thanks for reading.
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( l o s t - i n )
verbatim, Ulysses
within this .
are the blank sheets of the sky
in your ,
break the lotus-induced surface
the breadflowers you 8
at nine now tend unleavened

the mast buckles as tsunami
T#H#E S#A#I#L#S
wordwinds / against your placid face
you \ with utterings that wrap, [em]
you [em] them

4 be yousun-drenched dry lands
with an inter-net harvest
the heavy bounty of the open Parenthe Sea

an infinite and never ending
boat tipped to spill
the meditating rain on
the meditating rain on, see...

...
Ulysses - Lost in the Parenthe Seas
Dec 11, 2001
SLN
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