Sunday, April 8, 2012

defragmentation [i]

Holy week's been unholy as I have sinned at lease one of the seven deadly sins: sloth. So, to, uhm, repent, I did something I deem productive while reading Umberto Eco's essays and listening to my shuffled playlist. An assemblage of some sort. Am not sure what this is called.

Similar species that came first are Marrian Ching's "This Feels Like a Song," Alyza Taguilaso's "Play: List (or, Why I Never Let The Boys I Love Listen To The Music I Like)" and my, er, mash-up "LateralobZen." I numbered this with "[i]," implying a "[ii]," "[iii]," and so on. Sana ma-pull-off ang serye. Olrayt, eto na, bahala na:

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defragmentation [i]

From the depths of his deep darkened hole [01], let me watch
the last living rose quiver [02]. With qualms that I speak
of the wrists that I cut [03] breathing slowly, mechanical
heartbeat [04] full of dead leaves,
bits of twisted branches [05] giggle
and the flames grow higher; dance in a circle
around a central fire [06], haunting familiar
deja vu, I know your end is coming soon [07];
cast a spell on the country you run
and risk [08] all the man in me to be
the dog you wanted me to be [09]:
Turn to the gates of heaven,
to myself be damned [10] quick to the throat
in this ink cartridge funeral [11],
unholy water quenches the thirst [12] with the prophets
on a mission of salvation, cities falling, nations
falling nations [13].

[01] "Coattails of a Dead Man" - Primus
[02] "The Last Living Rose" - PJ Harvey
[03] "Desperate Graves" - The Mars Volta
[04] "The Art of Dying" - Gojira
[05] "Misty" - Kate Bush
[06] "Indigo Children" - Puscifer
[07] "Deja Vu" - Dog Fashion Disco
[08] "Take A Bow" - Muse
[09] "Atlas Air" - Massive Attack
[10] "Eye" - Smashing Pumpkins
[11] "Metronome Arthritis" - At the Drive-in
[12] "Sea Serpent" - Cathedral
[13] "Prophecy" - Soulfly

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Let me share a quote: "The world of literature is a universe in which it is possible to establish whether a reader has a sense of reality or is the victim of his own hallucinations." -from "On Some Functions of Literature" by Umberto Eco. Back to reading and finding out whether I am of the former or the latter lot. :L

Here's an Easter Nuclear Rabbit, for your pleasure:

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