... what .. is/what was a


.what was a blog speeding virtual difference ahead of her jar/
         her hips



what Wasis a blog?  you keep asking your self


                                                         (myself asking is yourself pleading?
                                                   what's pleading lover  )

                    is it your body? is your body a blog the image of your face grain image of your face is
   your body blog?                                                 as the circus virtual becomes symphonic
                                                                and the poems more real

 the test more virtual

              learning to breath


pint |love ___________________

 before each collage stamp her head entaglioed like  a space of   difference melted by toe and inkling her shadow compared to the night

          of missing teeth/ grief

  they want her to paint love
    paint her instead
   her stately (steady) head
a  geni blossom

  lissome that pretty word ever pretty
                                    close to a word standing by precipice

into the desire of her crack fall

 what sense is that against the cloud
                          a  broad mystery for making pears


works in one plato Form not the other

its Knot


                                its knot easy to have a  body
  or a  line of verse  stanza
  breaking the neck
of wounded womb
of here song 


 or om
 imagining   meeting across

minds transforming 
to one who's already been your
yours belonged to you


every ....


 everybody's caught or moving between their body and mine
          but yours is 


 and those other sheets and paper
  ripped by the darning wool of yourself

 gender crossed with the body's wound cantering round to its


everyone's hanging



Somebody's looking out my window
  and someone's  looking in
  I wonder who that could be
    I wonder who it was

at that ghostly window

everyone's hanging on a  window
  but some' s a desperate miracle
hers a sensual miracle
of tiding and roaring at the end of what's becoming
 and the others
words i find
rinking in a marvelous pane
at the stack of time
and the body's refined
with its wit and shame
but the Iching says no blame
for the calling card at the weekend of the sun burst
and the cloud of her love

spending at the reading she's giving to each page

 she's that courtier is that the word of the age
a  poet takes the velvet crown a price a prince will hold
for aloft and the red stage
a one handed sower of wheat and charm
a one handed swordsman saying

 hold back  hold off there's more of the same

she's changing its tune rip roaring its path


you stood ....the materialist phase


_____________________________________is this old but good,


to everyone she's meeting shes a stranger/an arRanger? arrange her body /blocks of squares and verticals her taste | you call them little     as a sing wingingits way into her faroff body which you loving so much it's beyonder brief,

   her dandy underthings of wonder

                   her effusive genius blood and muss

                                 this's already been written


      Schizobliner ina  binder  she's rhalf way through a broken ledger and body  she's come to the door knocking you glove her


Typical Vertical Misrepresentation as a Depiction of the Dada Baargeld

_____________________________________Johannes BaargeldGerman, 1892–1927Ordinäre Klitterung: Kubischer Transvestit vor einem vermeintlichen Scheideweg (Vulgar Mess: Cubistic Transvestite at an Alleged _________________________

GEORGE GROSZ (1893-1959) and JOHN HEARTFIELD (1891-1968)
'Life and Work in Universal City, 12:05 Noon', 1919 (photomontage


"Everybody can Dada"
—Dada-Fair, Berlin, poster, 1919

George Grosz (1893-1959) and John Heartfield (1891-1968) - 'Life and Work in Universal City, 12:05 Noon', 1919 (photomontage)ada ‘nonsense’ is packed full of meaning, and for all that Dada represents rupture and discontinuity[,] the movement has a complex, oblique relationship with cultural and intellectual history that extends both backwards and forwards. This book has brought to the fore a whole

  traictions and paradoxes which, more than ctive but supound  bites, describe aesthetic, ethical, tual poions thd and meaningful: herent coherence, meainglessness,


Volumes of Chips


 _____________ does that mean all rock an roLL or Pop music is of no value? No it does not mean that.

It's not music that's bad it's what happens to musicans .  Music and Poetry are machines that create spaces and those spaces can be co-opted by the powers that be  the Poets and Musicans can be . One more than the other? In my opinion yes, it

Easier for Musicans to be Co-Opted or Bought because of the nature of the beast, the nature of music.  Does it mean every musican will be co-opted.

No it does not mean this.

Having said, though, let's not have any illusions about the big names, like Lennon and others : they were co-opted and in time the value of their music could lesson because of it.

 there's nothing holy or inherently holy or lasting ever in music of that caliber.

On the other hand, the World Wide Archive the Universal Quantum if you will is so vast and can carry and contain so much there's room even for that, after all it could all be downloaded to the tiniest of microchips.

_________________The teeniest tinest! hahaah

 Whereas Joyce, Shakespeare, Bronte, Dickenson,Cervantes, Homer, Sappho and others,  Proust and others Woolf,   would require

    Volumes of chips  Volumes of Chips 

  Volumes of chips  Volumes of Chips

  Volumes of chips  Volumes of Chips  Volumes of chips  Volumes of Chips

Volumes of chips   Chips Voluminous


_: Blasphemer BLake and Comment And Why Dada is more Important than Rock and roll fantasies and etc the etceera of rock an roll....

... Sorry .... I d.... deleted your penis

__________________________________the reTuRn of the Phallus in a world of Castris and 


And who's leading the Pack But Zizek and his lover Eunnach Castriian

____Poetry as diagrammatic Data in the 'information' war

______ 'in'___forming was once a  classical term_________________________

Poetry as                         data in the                      information war 


                     i knew also the fat  mayor was bound destined for the land of corruption

                                   what was it ?  675 a day to do what?

                        i get the feeling musicians and their ilk resemble fat mayors exchanging their repetitious melodies their anxious hope to jerk off in public imposing their

                                                                                                                     sound in  t he world

  except for Mozart and the exceptional few most musicians and the crowd assembling round them

                                miss humility  miss thinking miss love are violent addictive alcoholic prostitution machines

  it was Mozart who said it!               Music is the most easily prostituted of the arts

  the most prone to fascism    its not politically correct to critize these whores   ... the death of one of them recently a 'b' bust call it a 'b' bust

  you'd think half of the human race had died,you'd think half of the human race had died. but it hadnt it was just a musican ... when god and he does keep dying and the ruins, his body are everywhere ... are they not? not a soul peeped the unviverse dropped dead and fell asleep ..except for that lone man alone in Switizerland... Nietzsche Zarathustra... HTML scrolling text...   . the poor world wide media
 televsion wrap around screen jabbers on and on about it

                  yet thousands died that same day perhaps millions

 some might say what I                                                                                                                            do is hard but really what's hard is hearing about endless war,,     

                               art is easy if you're given the time,,

============================                                   = say no more .

Data dumps

 exchanging                         data with the capitalist     flow. what happens to the data? the data dumps?

__________________ it's no longer                                   a question of Dada                but Data.

 Data                                          data                                                                                                                                       data   

Data                                          data                                                                                                                                       data  

--------------------------     ------------------------------------------------

it were

it was D. day. Night to Dada. world. flying flung past its war piece.

unioned by lovers on beaches it carries flames and throwers. end this fair plague its busted shitted bodies over this .

its d day end of war. dada day. kiss dada kiss me. come to it. yer islands and penninsula swerve roun the orgams you have kissed by my dada hovering roun your hanky panky lips

confound it all


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. 1785 fiddle faddle – from 18th C. fiddlesticks – from 17th C. gads — from 17th C., gadzooks — c. 1655 ghastly – c. 1325 golly – c. 1775 good gracious – from 18th C. goodness! – mid 19th C. gosh – c. 1760 go to the devil – from 14th C. gracious – from 18th C., gracious me – from 19th I say – from 17th C. la – from 16th C. lo and behold — by 1810 oh! – c. 1550, oh-oh — c. 173 pah — c. 1600 pish — c. 1595 pooh — c. 1600 pshaw — c. 167 rot it – 17th — 18th C. rubbish — c. 1630 son of a gun — c. 1710 tosh – (nonsense) c. 1530 What (how) the devil – from 17th C. zooks – c. 1635 zounds – c. 1600 And to make matters worse, my family looks at me like I’m nuts for caring whether or not she could have said any of these phrases. Confound it all! Resources: Dictionary.com English Through the Ages, by William Brohaugh, Writer’s Digest Books, 1998 Etymology of Expressions compiled by Joanna Waugh http://www.joannawaugh.com/Expressions.html by Maria Grace Copyright 2013, all rights reserved Share this: Twitter6 Facebook Google Pinterest StumbleUpon More Google+ Maria Grace Maria Grace Like this: Related History A'la Carte 4-3-14 History A'la Carte 4-3-14 In "BAC" History A'la Carte 12-19-13 History A'la Carte 12-19-13 In "BAC" History A'la Carte 5-1-14 History A'la Carte 5-1-14 In "BAC" Tags: Language, regency era, sayings, Slang 15 comments 1 ping Skip to comment form ↓ Joanna Waugh January 8, 2013 at 10:23 am (UTC -5) Reply Glad you found my list helpful, Maria! authormariagrace January 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm (UTC -5) Reply I did, very much. Thank you for your articles that are so helpful! lindabanche January 8, 2013 at 10:43 am (UTC -5) Reply Maria, don’t take those dates as written in stone. The dates for a word or phrase are the dates the word/phrase first appeared in print. Written language lags the spoken word. As a conservative estimate, I’d say you could have your characters use a word about 20 years before its date. Purists may scoff, but you can’t please everyone! authormariagrace January 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm (UTC -5) Reply I was thinking something like that, Linda. It’s nice to get that confirmation though! Kay January 8, 2013 at 11:56 am (UTC -5) Reply Too funny! M M Bennetts January 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm (UTC -5) Reply Captain Grose’s Dictionary of Buckish Slang is a superb source of information on what was said when from the latter half of the 18th century till 1812. Eric Partridge also has written several books on historical slang and he’s tops. I rely on those two as well as always checking everything in the Oxford English Dictionary. And that and Grose are now available on the internet, as I understand it. I often have a reverse problem–much of colloquial English dates back to the 16th century and is still in regular use, but I’ve had several readers insist that my use of these words is modern and therefore grating, or indeed invented by Richard Curtis for Four Weddings and a Funeral, for example. Ha ha. authormariagrace January 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm (UTC -5) Reply I love Grose’s dictionary and use it often. It is available in several places on line, including a pdf version and and epub. Thanks MM! 

Jonathan Hopkins January 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm (UTC -5) Reply Okay (1829) then! :) cavalrytales January 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm (UTC -5) Reply Okay (1829), then! ;) Cassie Grafton January 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm (UTC -5) Reply Love this! I think my favourite run has to be: pah, pish, pooh, pshaw!!! :) I have been using the Online Etymology Dictionary but I’m keen to check out Captain Grose’s Dictionary 

of Buckish Slang! Thanks for sharing. Katherine Pym January 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm (UTC -5) Reply I’ve found words were used in journals/letters long before they were recorded as used. Egad is one. Sources say 1675 but I’ve seen it prior to 1660. Words must be popular, widely spoken, before it’s considered by the list makers. E.M. Powell January 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm (UTC -5) Reply Great post Maria- I would never have guessed ‘son of a gun’ was that old. Always sounds like a cowboy in a stetson to me! :) authormariagrace January 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm (UTC -5) Reply Honestly, that one surprised me too! Lisa February 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm (UTC -5) Reply I remember when I saw “The Titanic,” it bugged me a bit when the heroine (played by Kate Winslet) “flipped the bird” at the

policeman. It didn’t seem historically correct for 1912, so I tried to research when “the bird” became a gesture but couldn’t find anything at the time. Ha! Thank you for the fun information! authormariagrace February 6, 2013 at 9:54 am (UTC -5) Reply Sometimes it is hard to chase down that sort of information. I try to bookmark and copy stuff as I run into it because I know I won’t be able to find it when I need it. LOL Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name: * Email: * Website: Message: * You may use these HTML tags and attributes:
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