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November 11, 2002


negotiator assaults i'm my best:  you almost read world.

right-hand brush vertical poised brush standing poised or standing upright
or seating upright with seating clear with right-hand clear vertical mind
of and 1930 presence calligraphy of book 1930 doing calligraphy service
book following doing with service mind following and unknown unknown
writing meaning, meaning, and look: clear do mind this unknown this::
will this:: follow.

look: nature a i good-natured am sort left-handed, of a fellow, good-
natured clumsy sort writing fellow, nature clumsy i always here, lacking
right-hand clarity: vertical here, brush, brush, into scrawl always into
lacking, script2.jpg,
script3.jpg, to

hang:: from hanging vertical from brush, fingers cursive: breathing look:
cursive: don't don't hanging expect i much can't me:: this, can't do this,
expect never much can from this. look: the the follow: < left-or-right >
< the complex will spaces follow: > of night am follow best:: you: look:
negotiations am best:: i negotiator > assaults best: i'm < my of best:
spaces you look: almost can read almost world. the right-hand vertical
brush poised standing or upright seating with clear mind and presence of
1930 calligraphy book doing service following with clear mind unknown
writing and of unknown meaning, look: do this and this:: look: this will

of nature i am left-handed, a good-natured sort of fellow, clumsy writing
and always lacking clarity: here, right-hand vertical brush, i scrawl into, script2.jpg, script3.jpg, to
hang:: hanging from vertical brush, fingers breathing cursive: look: don't
expect much from me:: look: i can't do this, never can do this.

the will will follow: of the brush left-or-right < complex of spaces >
into this night i follow you: of negotiations i am the best:: look: i am
negotiator < complex of spaces > writing assaults me:: i'm doing my best:
look: you can almost read the world.

Trace projects

[Part 2, 54KB written to "/net/u/6/s/sondheim/brown.doc"]

Pine finished -- Closed folder "INBOX". Kept all 4 messages.

                (to "The Caissons Go Rolling Along")
Scratch the disks, dump the core,       Shut it down, pull the plug
Roll the tapes across the floor,        Give the core an extra tug
And the system is going to crash.       And the system is going to crash.
Teletypes smashed to bits.              Mem'ry cards, one and all,
Give the scopes some nasty hits         Toss out halfway down the hall
And the system is going to crash.       And the system is going to crash.
And we've also found                    Just flip one switch
When you turn the power down,           And the lights will cease to
You turn the disk readers into trash.   And the tape drives will crumble
                                                in a flash.
Oh, it's so much fun,                   When the CPU
Now the CPU won't run                   Can print nothing out but "foo,"
And the system is going to crash.       The system is going to crash.

Mon Nov 11 03:00:20 EST 2002

The Moon is Waxing Crescent (45% of Full)
Trace projects

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 08:11:24 -0500
Subject: PotD

Hackett Avenue

I used to like connections:
Leaves floating on the water
Like faces floating on the surface of a dream,
On the surface of a swimming pool
Once the holocaust was complete.
And then I passed through stages of belief
And unbelief, desire and restraint.
I found myself repeating certain themes
Ad interim, until they began to seem quaint
And I began to feel myself a victim of coincidence,
Inhabiting a film whose real title was my name --
Inhabiting a realm of fabulous constructions
Made entirely of words, all words
I should have known, and should have connected
Until they meant whatever I might mean.
But they're just fragments really,
No more than that.

A coast away,
And then across an ocean fifty years away,
I felt an ashen figure gliding through the leaves
-- Bewitchment of intelligence by leaves --
A body floating clothed, facedown,
A not-so-old philosopher dying in his bed
-- At least I thought I felt those things.
But then the line went dead
And I was back here in the cave, another ghost
Inhabiting the fourth part of the soul
And waiting, and still waiting, for the sun to come up.
Tell them I've had a wonderful life.
Tell Mr. DeMille I'm ready for my close-up.

--John Koethe

John Koethe is Professor of Philosophy at the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Milwaukee's first Poet Laureate. He has received
the Frank O'Hara Award for Poetry, the Bernard F. Connors Award from The
Paris Review and the Kingsley Tufts Award. He is also the author of The
Continuity of Wittgenstein's Thought and Poetry at One Remove.


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