n e t w o r k i
Richard Kessling whose lifelong accepting friendship helps
to sustain me
avatars (characters) are conglomerates of past and present levels
of societies, bits from books and newspapers, scraps of people,
patched up strips of old best clothes now patchworks, just as
all entities are stitched together."
perhaps a door bangs a phone rings, one sound: thud, unpreceded
by hinges-squeak, ending in fluting phone-trill, once, unreal; bangring!
enter spook, spook, spook, spook and spook, and some others.
undine test liability, shatter ragamuffin, sad, strip fury, hole
in the amulet; toxin itinerancy, garments, amoral quiver; oscillate
sharp-witted wrought iron, sultry reach, fresh awry, fluctuate,
eerie backward glide; fiasco; sharp-sighted roving slab; enjoin
label, hot and humid; wrongly could, blustery, wrongful, bump with
the head and itemise en masse.
nymph, trial zeal, secede sharpness, bubble wry, crossed the earth,
used to decorate zany currents, forum fortune-teller, vagrancy slip,
enjoin cash-on-delivery; crush hot humorist wrong side of the tracks;
day of rest sway, blab, youthful crash, clumsy person on uncanny
nonsensical crack; nativity.
nagging pixie investigation; fay abundance, fitly Hong Kong, special
wording crammed between older or higher up enormity preparation;
our vehicle fracture on the move clasps never sully atrocity; amoral
patriarchal charging dense equipment, charging incorrectly, shattering
devices to prevent speech; slept; mobile worrier; immediate arrival;
idle talk enhancement; erect ark, twisted, fitly mythological.
tenseness plugged! consolidated telegraph connected with rhetoric
conjurer; assign hefty; sump thereupon surprises the birth of Christ,
inexhaustible dolt, solids, courage hit with a sticky hammer, price
far away on the radio, enormity surrounded by unsettled gawky person
though amoral; head triturate, dual hit, makes clear by no means
tooling; high; strange vulgar gruff breathing modernistic duplicate
peg testaments! aerosol cellular incubus engraved plate; coal black,
she's booby, attachment near at hand abraded engraved plate, venom
quantity or saw smudge; pseudo shatter way, enormity hidden; thick
pernicious itinerancy; chafe nerve, surge rub, evil a breaker of
sultry wind; bias break ago, hot and humid -
Dehydrated! arriving, a pain in my chest, the morning glamorously
uniform; daylight, turned by the sea, returned stronger; my doubts,
my hands, out of reach, my memory yelling things, a man imprisoned
in his own fearfulness, risen and fallen, all in one, astonishing!
voice: Though the goat is dead, its fur glows, its teeth shine.
Aching is aggregate that there is into it. A few delay following
the banquet. Any insignificant beginning developer, booty pulls
what's left of individual spheres. This is all that there is: a
small four-sided flower pottering in what's left of a field, a break
nymph test aerial, ruin cleft ubiquitous, muggy, baneful wacky veteran,
grub-roving; neologism ore; floor covering; crack prescribe true
preparation; orb abuzz, endowed with colour, abundant babble, weird
enormity; flatten strange classic did unfavourable lie.
nymph, test high; uncanny beak, tap sake, hot raid, smash flap,
vote man supernatural... crush, clack, crash, imbecilic, ruthless,
crack nuance; oscillate, sweltering lummox, sly but… colouration
bust; thrashing respite; feral snub; sustenance battered.
nymph test, elected fiend, fresh ill spirit; ah, enjoin, reach muggy
bubble, humid-thick, nevertheless trying command out hybrid sac,
connected with enormity -
The wind's radio static. Try that, possessive or verb; your guess
could be mine for neither knows I'm sure. The wind's radio static.
Neither's true; neither makes sense. The world's barmy. It just
sounds like that.
- bid fiasco of fluctuating beech; ordain, ah! atrocity vying hue
Flow between lines!
-grand lecher fracture, hurry, current ugliness an amoral rostrum.
nymph, test towering even if one owes - beckoning grimace fission,
an efface, unfortunate itinerancy; ho! grandeur! a place where the
water is of little depth; an enormity; gunpowder stab into breakers,
horrible slobber, inept person; puncture; swell, skylark skill effacing
disaster, be nerve-racking; visa; glide on skates, roving lummox;
voice: Hello again, dear brother nymph test airy aficionado
sink egg We are not responsible for our foundations. We may be responsible
for our actions. Just something I'm worrying on; feel free to contribute.
To rise above our foundations, enabling responsibility, is the most
difficult step to make. Our foundations do not give us the skills
to make that step. It is easy for us to be diverted from knowledge
The wasps returned, and the rats. Dry hot months. Luxuriance becoming
colourless. Honeyless. Meatless. And spiders! rushed legs under
every page, gaps in the wall, the roof going, not you; one had to
stay, and all stayed, stayed! dying, a pattern of convenience; categorisations
of hopelessness, rich sex in the voice, and warmth in bed, familiar
body smells, all else unwelcome. The laws of nature change, and
could be changed. Sleep now.
in a dream - I walked three hours - holding close the unpinned pocketed
grenade - close knit - pulled on appearances unravelling all the
while - till inside it banged off.
nymph tests lofty citizen for dew; he? sulphurous, migratory; ruthless;
ocean clasp; side-by-side harm, us; nomadic quack, signal distorted
nervousness lying, scowl, fracas motion, shallow evil, shy pout,
wandering gang, wobble, each atrocity; shoaly mandible; shoal discharges
voice: We are moved to build pyramids, drink chartreuse, construct
jujus, splash on or smoke opium, tour Mercator by Mercedes. With
each experience our ignorance is reinforced. There is nothing which
directs us to construct towers in our psyche.
there is nothing, which directs us to construct towers in our psyche.
sulphurous, a shoal, no holds barred for the tenured worker, flagitious
slobber swell, occasion nerve-fibre obstruct extrusion, skylark
by way of illustration; shallow living thing, wandering sigh, own
voice: Sometimes, it is time to be allowed to fall. Sometimes,
I'd like to think, it is ok to be caught. How to trust that choice,
made by you or, at another time, made for you?
nymph, test tall fables, fearless travel; hunt illegally, sky-rocket;
vocalise sabotage, unsettled sea; enjoin sultry text, sizeable wave
hoopla! commence the dance! half the, hazy, highlighted, always
west; as before into waves against... that day... broken... pouring...
the balance... between... tension; once patterns between thread
these shallow cameras; proved... not only... motion... and thin
lives; truncated perfection; packed shadow; he had that awful newness,
seeing, the world's celebrated technicality; they listened to his
intentions, abstraction to disguise, written dissipation, with...
humiliation; wished... all the... once; and sitting, in the, performance,
reciting firelight, speaking of hell; to hunt his grave down quietly;
to devour days to confirm astonishment; to point more mass and energy;
in slowly, nevertheless, I crawl and find his eyes, circling; only
in a new loop; and white into turning; that strings fast; in a single
faster claim; in the smaller bits made vibrating, their brightness
still still, like this, the original something I'd made, set off
in a blaze, the shape complex and lazy, seemed holding and shook,
for influence, to look an idea; down, in a word, on the next before,
arranged, the same, from the, underneath.
from a great deal pied breaker.
day stream flows, over edges, of dark to -
splash and -
baneful by no means, but staining the cognate bank; outrage; quotation
despite sweltering intelligence quotient -
You've got a habitat as varied as anywhere else.
notwithstanding loaded sultry and put-on.
Research into human variation has become highly sensitised.
voice: Cast impressive large bronze bells, decorated with runes
and symbols of magic and power. Paint blue, to mitigate against
disruption of normality, and protect from internal strife. It just
now occurred to me that the application of woad may well have become
prevalent as blue did not reflect ultraviolet which is what, inter
alia, many insects, many species, are guided by in assessing suitable
areas for puncturing, biting, alighting. cf - how do you say that?
I mean how does one say that? window frames in Greece, indigo dye
worker clothes in China etc., France etc., Levi strides in the Californian
goldfields. Must go. More love.
This odd separation of fact and understanding.
nymph trial energetic hiatus, the devil in it, and the detail of
it, newspaper item obliterating allegorical frowns; errant booby
mound; proposed law bank; nuance frightening curl; clouded besides
blinding skylarks cancel unmake supernatural gesture why bad but
nymph inquest diabolically costly; hesitate in speech bird glare;
errant cashier nascence silly depravity vastness, the archfiend,
breaker boom breaker prohibit effacing bulk ascribe vying harmful
living thing hugeness near.
nymph investigation, high-minded crest, tense magnitude, awkward
aggregate vow, sticky precious metal glare, pallid smile fence evoking
courts; swell yielding surge through surf abusing ripple; geese
attack enlarged sac as stock delete.
nymph, inquiry overwhelming as depravity becomes worthless cellular
sum and substance through loud noise; arrive sullen; fly, loitering,
yields confidence; take pleasure from a plastic bird, expression
nymph inspection; atmospheric mischief; ranging billow mobile a
mob; through ennui; skirt on the move; iterative sepsis having little
depth, frowning the whole thing slabby.
nymph, experimental mannerism, wave a summarised frown -
jazz. wave. nervousness. upsurge. enmity; nest, unfavourable matrix,
prescience; yet make clear and entrance, measuring stick engulfed.
tomato concentrate dull where it has splattered; the islands blowing,
dust going into the upper air, where I had pointed, trying to lean
out of the wind. I open the door. I smell the coffee. I smell the
marijuana. I can see it. Corner of. Pale films. Admit it! they are
arresting him. They are an enormous -
nymph analysis high, stifling sweltering outcome, enmeshed radiance
nevertheless near at hand - muggy item used to decorate a grimace
- thrust item of clothing, nest egg jabber, saccharine sharp item
in a log year after year, amalgam effecting depravity glutinous
party depressing enlightenment.
nymph; electing probation; sulky derision outlaws commodities at
a greater distance; taunt sly gesture but -
sprite; test; towering la! moody, fragile, morose, itchy, ruminate
over misfortune; pan: inconsequential destructive sun, embankment.
voice: Destruction, malfeasance, corrupt, dishonest, praetorian.
sprite trial lofty itching to fib fearfully a miserable sneer.
voice: Amoral, baseness, depraved, sinister, false.
sprite inquest airy financial institution; a sea rule out irregular
pain; grieve while no showiness sprays icy vigour.
voice: Baneful, malignancy, incorrigible, mercenary, unethical.
sprite investigation tall itching rollers issuing it' a snap jag
canoe it's easy senor.
voice: Unfavourable, turpitude, deserted, underhanded, lying.
sprite inquiry energetic eerily golden let ivories mob jabber shrouded
jack motion with enormous -
voice: Bad, disaster, adverse, stagnant, lasting.
sprite, inspection, intense stare; enough blueness; wound, sparkle,
cancel mermaid; escapade, fut! financial institution; sharp-sighted
newspaper item; jumpy; ties; jack up gossip, say crime; wave flutter,
a stupid ugly grin zodiacally stabilised.
voice: Base, calamity, unfavourable, still, continuing.
pin testament, aerosol fret; depraved era, uncanny box, hindered
in peace, heaped up motion, inconstant, changeable; plus effulgence;
injurious, hovel injurious expressiveness effacing nerveless enigmas;
knuckle-buster; elaboration; jackass; impudence through heaped up
force; corrupt churlish slab.
voice: Corrupt, harm, unlucky, motionless, permanent.
sprite experiment intensified lying sky-rocket jacket slice tense
uneasy foxy suitor dwarf saw aegis sulk cosmetics sulky ridge sullen
gibe shallow uneasiness jackpot and enraged sensitive sullen itinerancy.
voice: Depraved, mischief, detrimental, stationary, unceasing.
spike, covenant, aerosol shore, satanic roving, weird watery-jabber
shore, itinerant effect bases and sand irritable mug chatter sure
yet dirty shore, touchy atheist!
voice: Flagitious, misery, adverse, unmoving, unchanging.
undine test liability; hoard; jab, effecting splash, adverse rollers,
enraged silent oak, huh vulgar agile slop, toy with surges, voyage
voice: Harmful, misfortune, unpropitious, idle, steady.
testament attached, aerosol, physic which frowns casts off physical
sex, shore effective rapture, omnipotence a physical education instructor,
nasty gibberish rent, physical fitness a sneer and harmfully squishy.
voice: Destructive, pain, negative, unused, established.
spirit investigation animating cruel alarm; apt osmosis; medium
uncanny malevolence, raw vigour sea shore awry enraptured abnormal
venom still wet.
voice: Injurious, sorrow, disastrous, constant, in effect.
fastening high lip shore ocean head whoop huffy extract shore an
injurious medication fear skylarks' idle talk enrich unwieldy physical
impairment sworn statement atmosphere dribble a shoes shabby.
voice: Mischievous, corrupt, catastrophic, continuous, in force.
undine test aerial barbarian phraseology skittish cesspool shore
lazy current shore hoe. delete nerves, and nonsense. shore shit-enriched
facial lad enrol yielding photographic medium, fencing sword mask,
mean shore twaddle.
A message has come through the door. Tell me what it says... It
reading capital o our glorious summer is just about over open brackets
sorry to remind you about this close brackets and capital i hope
we all had the good sense not to have left our windows wide open
when we went out so that the thief didn't have a ball stealing our
hard earned property full stop capital a as the evenings draw in
comma we must be ever vigilant with regard to protecting our property
full stop capital r remember to fix that outside light and to trim
the bushes away from the door and windows so that the burglar is
not hidden from view full stop.
voice: Pernicious, abandoned, adverse, opposing, feint.
reading; capital; over; our; glorious; summer; to; just -
- over; to -
- brackets -
- sorry to -
voice: Unfortunate, depraved, antagonistic, conflicting, gloomy.
you is unstable!
voice: Disastrous, dissolute, repugnant, contrasting, blurred.
unstable is you!
voice: Ill, immoral, unfriendly, resisting, murky.
- you; about; this -
voice: Amoral, incorrigible, antipathetic, facing, cloudy.
close; brackets; and; capital; one's own eye -
voice: Miserable, amoral, dim, clashing, pale.
capital is hope!
voice: Depravity, nefarious, conflicting, confronting, dark.
we know! we all know all that!
voice: Vice, unfavourable, opposing, disagreeing, recondite.
- hope we -
voice: Badness, bad, adverse, opposed, opposed.
hope is all!
voice: Crime, base, adversary, opposed, opposed.
and so is silence but all too rarely experienced.
- stealing; aerosol; stealing; fiasco; out; so; that; aerosol; thief's;
sensitive; eye; stealing; aerosol; property; earned; property; aerosol;
enunciation; a; as; aerosol.
voice: The chi-square test for Mahalanobis D-squared depends
on multivariate normality.
all sense choice tedious capital have esoteric windows wide thief
eye aha ghosts eye ogle stealing liability windstorm ever widespread.
with regard secrecy no lefto property nub property.
[singing] no lefto property nub property.
[singing] property nub property.
[singing] nub property.
[singing] no lefto property nub property.
ever widespread, wide property, wide capital, ah remember -
excuse me: with regard secrecy, no lefto property nub property naiad,
seedy naiad, widespread, jogs and remembers glorious selfhood -
I must fix that outside light! she hums, lying eerily and in her
reading stealing our fix that sit have property outside seal light
have light stealing light capital property trim wide bushes eye
away have glorious from wide door wide thief eye -
and windows have that wide burglar is not hidden from view aerosol.
with test liability nap stealing property ever busily nervous property
widen teach widely everlasting vote near nervous property table
property widely separated vying.
with inquiry, lofty property rhetoric; wide, ruffled, ashen leftist;
oil left-handed wideness, tea widow.
her voice has been modernised: it is a clean and light clean light,
clean and light; she changes her jacket with its flicker.
the light changes; corridors gleam inside her body.
ever swindling an empire of its obvious legacy lumpish.
reading enfeebled, tea party cesspool -
left unplanted -
stealing property -
stealing jam stake, property astealing.
woman eye window covering has ascendancy.
reading, stealing our DDT, left, yawing, ever-aching, lured; laying
down property, uneasy; gems la! wide thief eye stealing zephyr via
gremlin inquiry ethereal, gremlin analysis whitish, gremlin probation
facetious, imp test, imp trial, imp inquest, tree inspection, tree
experiment, tree analysis, gulf probation, gulf test, gulf trial,
gulf inquest, gulf investigation, gulf inquiry, gulf inspection,
gulf experiment, gulf analysis, enchantress inquest, enchantress
investigation, enchantress inquiry, enchantress inspection, enchantress
experiment, leprechaun probation.
We need a spokesperson.
icebergs of confectioner's cream; never beg: how can I be in two
faces at once?
One mip basement-level cog egg silky!
sprite analyst strong effectiveness new devious have easy permanent
maladroit secure have gauche stable nod at large property colouration
property wan characteristic glorious cessation belongings property
eyewitness real estate move to and fro property purse oak.
with inspection airy hen widespread left property have unprincipled
have dysentery have matron eye nucleus property owed everlastingly
nonsense equivocating left unplanted.
with experiment channel stealing bloodless he equity, expunge stealing
advisory board frailty, sow shabby bumbling belongings, amnesty
perpetually expanse, eye glorious omit wideness peg.
reading stealing our left alone vocabulary stealing ever cubing
left-wing sea effervescence effervesce legal profession donation
have property legal profession constant firm.
We don't want to manipulate people's preferences; we just want to
speak to their desires.
I know, I know.
Solicitude like interrogation -
Acquisition like asking, bread like commands -
Rations like clasps -
I know, I know.
Energy like hooks, nourishment like bait, sustenance like attraction,
food like affection -
Support like awareness -
Relief acumen and grasping hands, discharge covetous nurture, procurement
like pumping, buying like drawing off -
Decline like fictitious destructions, debasement like feigned upset,
complexity like charlatan suffering.
Property enjoyed by invitation, delight in propositions, cash criteria,
gratuities benchmarks, profits standards, assets paradigms, wealth
flags, abundance an augury, affluence like fortune-tellers, benefit
like subjectivity, rehabilitation our guarantee of privacy.
Amen to all that. Everything not connected with something prior
to itself falls into nothing.
have taken a liberty with the quotation from Strindberg's preface
to Miss Julie, the original of which is given below because
I do not wish to misrepresent him. The Swedish själar
would, I believe, normally mean "souls" or "spirits". My translation,
avatars, suits my purposes and points, anachronistically,
to how I think Strindberg operates in his plays, to some extent."Mina
själar (karaktärer) äro konglomerater av förgångna
kulturgrader och pågående, bitar ur böcker och
tidningar, stycken av mänskor, avrivna lappar av helgdagskläder,
som blivit lumpor, alldeles som själen är hopflickad." August
Strindberg, Fröken Julie, 1888
from August Strindberg: En samlingsvolym (Page 736) Bokförlaget
Prisma, Stockholm, 1972 ISBN 91 518 0197 3
to beginning of networking
note on networking (Version M)
is one of a sort of sequence with huming and queuing.
networking moves on, as the next item in the semi-sequence,
from queuing as queuing moves on from huming.
is an assumption that networking will be read aloud, by one or more
performers, that punctuation and paragraphs will be read as measures
of pausing (punctuation offering a progressive measure in the sequence
,;:. with a paragraph break providing a cue for the longest pause)
and that what might be taken to be the names of the characters are
to be considered part of the text.
multi-voice reading, there is no need for performer voices to remain
in sync with text voices... i.e. each performer might read one paragraph
regardless of the names heading the paragraph so that each performer
might read from the speeches attached to some names.
was published online as POTEPOETTEXTSEVEN; part of queuing
was published online in POTEPOETZINEEIGHT, both edited by Peter
Ganick; and both texts were published in full during November 1999
by Writers Forum as huming / queuing (1999, second revised
edition 2000: ISBN 0 86162 974 4)
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