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Bernard Gieske, US

 

 

"Paysage d’âme"

 

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Every so often ^ v ^ v ^
despite the disinclination \ \ \
to do so and the friction /\*/\
which it causes, but not everyday ,,,,,,
I feel the compunction < >
to scrutinize my intentions, ? ? ?
or, =
for a better word, my inclinations / / /
and thus embark on - - -
a trek into the arid sands ,.,.,.,.,.,
without enchantment ~ ~ ~
upon a voyeuristic survey o o
of my entire institution or constitution ... [ ]


It helps to engage one’s imagination !` !` !`
to deliver the required penetration > > >
into such an enterprise with undue emotion / / / commotion \ \ \
and fall into the depths of subconsciousness _______________


I am not surprised at the many manifestations {|’|,|`|;}
which are shown me through this adventurous exploration * or creation *
which I would rather think of as a ( re-creation *)
using M. Moore’s quote as a guide -
"no truth can be fully known until it has been tried/ by the truth of disputation"


To be honest ( - ),
I believe this is merely a search for some kind of ALEF (BORGES).
If only I could swing and lasso the "total view of life". ( O )


Such a hippopotamus cannot be taken lightly –– <> ––
but I have wasted many a year and after much meditation – ummmm –
inner wanderings – ummmm– and even so much subconscious moments


I still find myself wandering in the desert
with no mountain in sight ____________

 

 

 

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