David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

16 October 2016

Theatre of the Abattoirs of Regard

To express one's disgust 
        toward another person, 
                toward Donald Trump say, 
or one's disgust
        toward another section of human persons, 
                toward women say ,
by further denigrating 
        yet another group
                of our fellow sentient beings :
        what's with that, 

Theatre of the Abattoir of Regard : 

(he is) a disgusting pig
(she is) Miss Piggy
(he is) an animal
(he is) a dog
(she is my) bitch
(her) pussy
(he is) a f***ing  monkey
(he is) a slug
(he is) an orange slug
(he is) a revolting slug :
TAR : NSW Parliament Officially Calls Donald Trump 'Revolting Slug' : Hansard

That this House:
(a) condemns the misogynistic, hateful comments made by the Republican candidate for President of the United States of America, Mr Donald Trump, about women and minorities, including the remarks revealed over the weekend that clearly describe sexual assault;
(b) reflects on the divisive, destructive impact that hate speech from political candidates and members of elected office has on our community; and
(c) agrees with those who have described Mr Trump as "a revolting slug" unfit for public office.
Theatre of the Abattoir of Regard : 

Theatre of the Abattoir of Regard  
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something... 
 Post Script : on cue...