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.

26 January 2015

The Tongue that Spoke the World into Being

La Langue, French, is both tongue and language

The Logos, from the Greek, refers variously to the Word of God, the Christ... and (also our) Speaking the World into Being

bLOGOS/HA HA is all of the above plus burps and blots and laughs and farts and dribbles and
1904 : words of Marie, script, flowing to the see

to observe the life cycle - Bonne Fete - of her friend Miss Jeanne at the House of the Water Castle (Villa du chateau d'eau), Bort.

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Today is variously known in Australia as Australia Day and Invasion Day. 

"It was like a church turned inside out." 

Christine recounting her experience of Uluru
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In the Beginning 

               the circle

               the sun bright and looking out 
               and the moon often inward
               both within

Then the Terrible Twos when

               one day the circle stuck it's tongue out
               stuck it out so far 
               it went all the way round

Now the sun and moon inside and out

               such fun to see the rivers run...

A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something...