online: 1 november 2016
modified: 24 to 31 october 2016
23 october 2016 at the highest
shivering in cold damp air as a dense raincloud approaches over the distant city
towers... i guess rain will be here in 10 to 20 minutes... but one or
two raindrops arrive already on the touch screen as i await whatever
thoughts arise at this digital moment...
...in which the Book of Runes (of
Ralph Blum, 1993, rune 21) asks what brought me here with electronic
writing pad on which to publish these words on global internet (words missing)...... not so cold but reachable everywhere...
yes what brought all these together... from DNA and intercourse and womb and
cot and houses and infant's schools in wales and afterwards in england
through many other moments as parts of old cultures welsh and english
of these and other antecedents)
but it's getting too cold so i rise to go indoors before i shake and shiver
any more as contemplate what's next in new watershed or new life to
follow at the highest point>
and here begins one of the
says the imagined voice of John Cowper Powys speaking from his autobiography page
62 of the Picador edition of 1982 (which differs from the first edition
at which the watershed... the whole geography... and even the city
forest... begins to change... no one knows if by design or by
spontaneous metaprocess... these words comprising what was or is new
truth or fiction... dream or new ecology... the writer sighs in bed by
day as the text wakes up to the end of supposed creativity...
... of god or human person and prepares to write itself automatically as literature
not self expression... nor supposed reality but this . or any other typographic sign or signal
of which we know the conventions and the language...
at which the text restarts itself with a daffodil which has been
asleep for a year or two but now with apology and warmest greetings
sends out the hundred-and-third daffodil to those who are still on the list of 200
or so subscribers and who may have lost hope of receiving the next entry of
the digital diary on 23 october 2016 at the highest point...
but here it is!
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