Entries from November 2017

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Gravity

(n) the natural phenomenon by which all things with mass mass. what is it is it the size and energy behind the movement what driving force would inspire him to seek me (mass is both a property of a physical body and a measure of its resistance to acceleration) was it my lack thereof that […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

The Weight of the World (Wait)

Time flies, it races. To what finish line? What’s the point? Will it ever stop?   You crawl, Then walk, Then run, Then hobble, You sit, rocking in the chair your mother used when you were young, when you crawled. All those years ago.   Time flies, When you’re having fun, so much fun that […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

A Cat and its Prey

A dictionary of ballet terms from the American Ballet Theatre: http://www.abt.org/education/dictionary/index.html   A mouse stops suddenly from its petit allegro it senses something something is watching   It turns out and around looks en avant to the side even derriére.   Nothing.   The mouse is not soothed. It knows one pas de chat and all […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Percussion Poem

(Using percussion vocabulary)   The balance all rests on one fulcrum Tilt to the front: control but feeble To the back: power but unbounded   Try to distribute evenly unknowingly favor Weight pulls down shaky, unsure, unclear Feel the drag to the center Resonate   Waves travel down through metal columns Bouncing back and forth and off […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Dance

(Poem using dance vocabulary) I always preferred to be upstage To move not up, but farther away from the things around me I try to be modern That is, highly individualized, without a plan But instead I lunge toward comfort and isolation Contracting into nothing Choreographing my every move.   The point is- I will try to […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Poem: Organic Form

Organic Form [organic form: A concept that likens literary works to living organisms forming themselves by a process of ‘natural’ growth. The doctrine of organic form [. . .] argues that in an artistic work the whole is more than the mere sum of its component parts, and that *form and *content fuse indivisibly in an […]

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Specialized Vocabulary Poem

*From volleyball vocabulary Gone Fishing Row softly, on finger tips waiting, holding, ready Attack. Dig deep, Gone in for the kill Tuna, flashing rainbow in rolling water dive low creating fish-like flickers like decoys. Cast your net, close your eyes, and hope.   Question: Who did you talk to to get a sense of the […]

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Star Wars-Critical Edition

I am going to do my Critical Edition on Star Wars: A New Hope. I want to focus on the combination of influences and cultures that George Lucas drew on in order to create the ‘verse and the Canon. Specifically, the World War II and Cold War references and the cultures that were drawn from […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Beloved: Critical Edition

Toni Morrison’s Beloved was one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. Along with a gritty slave narrative, it also contains elements of commentary on gender relations and superstition. Of these, I think I want to focus on the slave narrative in a New Historicist framework. Because it has such an enigmatic plotline, I […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Critical Edition: Confusion

I enjoyed reading My Ántonia because the characters were challenging for me. They weren’t characters I could easily figure out throughout the book, nor were they characters that I felt I had a solid grasp on by the end of the book. For this reason, I was leaning toward doing a critical edition on My Ántonia focusing on […]