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.

05 December 2016

Strange Regard

Xenophon : Strange Voice
from Greek ξενος (xenos) "foreign, strange"
and φωνη (phone) "voice"

LOGOS/HA HA : Strange Voice
from Greek Logos λόγος, from λέγω lego "I say" 
("Word of God; speaking into being")
from Cheek(s) HA HA : laughter, farts, unsound dis-eruptions

"Osibisa : criss-cross rhythms that explode 
with happiness"
from The Dawn (tk. 1), 'Osibisa (1971) by Osibisa

This recent Nick Xenophon TAR tableau appears to us so hilariously fulsome ] like that bowl of golden arsehole enso ( that to give the lead-up might constrain the chain reaction... 
Nick Xenophon / Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
 A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
 someone looks at something...