out of attempted empathy or niceness..
.. because: psuedo interlectual, tripe,
possibly that type of pagansim…
AKA (woody allen-esque) attempted
But i wont say “pyscho-bable” becasse IMO,
the psychologism of misery behind
the OVERT text line is actually vaild (imo)
but suspicious of pagan/ bending symobolgy?
Theres nothing new under the sun
take care anyway
(An Amazon review for Synecdoche New York)
I love the simple style
of these check school dresses.
They look lovely on my granddaughter
who is five
A pretty and practical design.
The yellow check is not often seen
in my local area
so I ordered on line
I bought three.
One to wear,
one in the wash
and one ready to wear.
I know they will wash well
and keep their fresh look
as long as my daughter in law
doesn’t throw the jeans
in the wash as well.
Taken from an online review of a Marks & Spencer Classic Checked Dress, posted on 17th May 2014. Submitted by Uschi Gatward.
And it works.
It works because it’s beautiful
You either like it or you don’t
There’s no reason why it’s beautiful.
Either it moves you too,
Or it doesn’t,
And that’s that.
It’s all the same shit,
It’s all music —
If you like sound, listen.
Taken from a review by Lou Reed of Kanye West’s album, “Yeezus”, published by The Talkhouse on July, 2 2013. Submitted by Charles Githua.
At certain points, reading
the work can even be said
to resemble the act of
making love to a
Once she gets on top,
it’s all over.
Fall in love, or
Taken from Norman Mailer’s 1998 New York Review of Books review of Tom Wolfe’s A Man in Full, posted on Futility Closet. Submitted by Marika.
Just the way they feel against my skin
it must be some special kind of German cotton
I don’t know
I put one on
it slides over my skin
and immediately I see a whole world
that city where I lived
where I did so many things
like Oz, a strange place
but most of its was beautiful!
I see my flat where I used to live
staying up all night with music
and dancing and crazy things
I smell the coal again
and the snow
just from this undershirt
I bought the child’s size
Germans are much bigger than I am
they’re really big ladies
they’re like beautiful Walkyries
I missed my German undershirts
then I found them on the internet
made in Germany
the quality is unbelievable
they last forever
From a product review on German Amazon. Punctuation removed. Submitted by Grace Andreacchi.
It’s an act so
immense, so apparently monstrous and yet
deeply personal that it’s
impossible to judge.
He erased himself, and all
those 8,000 souls, for
Because he loved her.
in that kind of love, something that asks
for so much
it can’t possibly be returned,
Taken from an AV Club review of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Children of Time”. “Possible” has been corrected to “possibly” in line 14. Submitted by Wesley Brown.
The first thing we see
is a plastic trash bag
with some paper chains spilling out.
in a green t-shirt grabs it and deposits it
in a dumpster.
on a bike watches him.
A man uproots
some plants in a greenhouse
and harvests the squiggling maggot-y worms in the potting soil.
He puts a couple of them into medicinal capsules. Mirrors figure
something happens to Kris.
puts her under a spell. She sees, tastes, feels
and does whatever he tells her to, but she can’t
look at him because he says
his head is made of the same substance as the sun.
Her mind records
entire conversations, and the complete text
of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden.
Another man collects, records
and plays sounds
and performs synchronous surgery on Kris
and a pig, apparently transferring a parasite
from one to the other, establishing
an indefinable psychic link
Kris encounters Jeff
on a train.
They connect. Their thoughts
get mixed up, which is to say that they’re both convinced
that some of their memories have been
appropriated by the other. Their conversations
in several different places at once, or perhaps
at different times
in the same place.
Or different times at once. Some orchids growing
on tree roots
by the edge of a stream
More pigs occur.
is evinced between them, Kris
and other somnambulists.
From a review of the film Upstream Colour, RogerEbert.com, 11 April 2013. A few subclauses left out. Submitted by Wesley Brown.
And make small
Then compose their faces,
Have you seen my glove?
The other glove.
By an expression
Taken from a TV review by A A Gill in the Sunday Times, 10th February 2013. Submitted by HWB.
Things started to go downhill
while I was trying to
administer novocaine to a dog.
I’m still not entirely sure what happened.
I was trying to inject his gums with anesthesia
when a message popped up,
telling me I had failed.
Taken from a review of an ipad app called ‘Dental Surgery’, 4th December 2012. Submitted by Mat Riches.
Let us also recognize
our own native
our rangy legs,
our educated feet.
Our arms and fingers
wave and snap
in a special way.
Our shoulders hang
as no other people’s
Taken from ‘Musical Myths of the American West’, by Stephen Brown, a review of two books in the Times Literary Supplement, 9 November 2012. The poem is a quotation from the writings of Lincoln Kirstein. Submitted by Rishi Dastidar.