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Day: May 8, 2012
It rains…complicating equations, understand? (for the Unknown Unnamed)
[please bear with these ramblings…they are taking shape…and each stumbling advance leads…i promise…:)]
Standing in rain. Under rain. Understand.
Unknown, unnamed, still wet. Still cleansed. Garnering names…
One. Other. Wet one. Lost one. Un-one. More.
Hearing one. The replier. Seeing one, seems, seams, semes.
No/w/here: under rain, understanding some thing(s).
The wet can flood and drown, or cleanse and caress.
Can surround, come down, or buoy and uphold.
One water-name, countless individuals.
Unknown infinity, possibly.
Unnamed – an incalculable number of names – possibly.
The Writing One and the One Who Reads. The One-Standing-Under-Rain and The One Rain Falls Upon.
The One Reaching the Other and The Other Receiving One. A One Necessary Other for joinder and boundary, their rift and cleft, the possibilities.
If “to understand” counts as knowledge, he is many-known and many-named as he engages, encounters no/w/here.
[if w always presents we]
so that without w there is no-here and no now.
+/= here. now here. how here. now here.
He realizes this direction is constantly unknown, even at its end. If he can know it is raining, he cannot know how many. And whenever it ceases, the water will be elsewhere, other-wise.
The Thinking One. Confused Other.
He is unable to inscribe or translate even a fraction of his names in a single no/w/here…which are not singular, ever.
Names rain when he looks, listens, feels. Attends.
Ecstatic One. Diluted Other. Watery One. Solid Other.
Unknown and unnamed begins to understand, standing under (and in) no/w/here’s rain.
Muchly known, muchly named, ennui…
he goes on…
standing under rain,
in the middle of,
An Ekphrastic Exploration of Two
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Unknown and Unnamed Undoing: the swoon and the swarm (a kind of mathematics to be continued in rain)
Unknown and Unnamed experiences: the swoon and the swarm
I hadn’t remembered it like this (trying not to remember). That all of it got into you. That all of it came out!
Immersion. Enthrallment. Ecstasy – words that come, to mind.
That if en-joined, then out-sourced. Becoming indecipherable – like epistemology.
A moment’s rush, for example. I encounter – which encountering looks like insertion and abstraction on me. I move toward, feel it out, then back off and observe. Active, passive; a swing, a rocking boat.
This is different. Inundation, a flood. Unable to say what’s mine, what’s not; who’s me, who’s you. Unable, frankly, to say, at all. Only be.
Motion, reception; injunction and release.
Think sky-diving: that decision to jump, trusting something, someone will hold together as form in all that air. Like diving the deep blue sea, compression surround, that some element will remain intact without ground or solidity.
It works that way. Give and take, see and saw, this uncanny to and fro of body, perceptions, breath. Eyes contact then fog to some self between. Fleshes – distinct and specific – now con-fused. Who’s sweat? Who’s secretions? It’s sticky, yes, like that – a gluey bond.
Then the wave, the distended moment – incalculable clockwork – where all borders and boundaries seem lost, some extended and mutual sigh or moan within which the voice is other and the same without identity.
The swoon of it. The swarm.
Dizzying rush of blood as warmth or wind; eyes roll back, also in, but not to my darkness. As if limbless or prosthetically invented, my body grows – grows yours or ours or contracts to another covering, but inside-out.
As if leap or let go were no longer options, but instinct.
As if hot and cold – undifferentiated – some something that must define pleasure –
as in emptiness, fullness
the yin, the yang
a cellular entanglement
The swoon, the swarm
But what? Or whom?
And what occurs in the median?
Who were that? What was those?
The swoon, the swirl, the swarm.
No one effecting. Effected. What does that indicate?
Nothing, essential to event – if nothing, than an absence utterly imbued.
A radiance, evocation,
like a sleeping brain on dreams…
with-you, the unknown gets no/w/here.
Whatever the constants, coefficients and variables, given the operator as convergence, the equation = whole,
where the w stands for we,
without which none – (“hole”).
Affecting substance…no one gains currency…necessity (no 1, but at least 2)… and then – ?
No one, unknown, unnamed, no/w/here as 0+O
where O stands for other
in this case, you
O requiring as much as I
inferring – ?
you can’t have 1 without anOther
but where anOther occurs must be at least 1 (other)
even if unknown, unnamed
in order to be lost and found in the joining
the immersion and enthrallment