A line - II

- A cable, rope, string, cord, or wire - A rope used aboard a ship - A fishing line - A clothesline - A cord or tape used, as by builders or surveyors, for measuring, leveling, or straightening - A course of progress or movement; a route - A horizontal row of printed or written words or symbols - A unit of verse ending in a visual or typographic break and generally characterized by its length and meter - Glib or insincere talk, usually intended to deceive or impress -


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Comment by Marie Wintzer on April 4, 2012 at 12:11am

:-))) like that, yes

Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 3, 2012 at 3:29pm

Like the Forest of Knottingham? Wassn't that Robin Hood or something?

Comment by Marie Wintzer on April 3, 2012 at 10:33am

It's Knot a straight line, for sure...

Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 3, 2012 at 2:15am

Ah, and Marie, I think a friend of yours managed to get a Minxus-Fluxus-Minnesota stamp into Braincell. I'd like to think I dreamed it, but I'm fairly sure it's real. You think I won't notice these things? That's your cross to bear, but it's anit-Minxus. Like I said, back in the day w. Macunias, there would be a public expulsion.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 3, 2012 at 1:35am

Thanks Alicia, I will look into that book. Either all the efforts here distracted me or I just plain missed it.


Yes, when you think about trying to apply traditional poetics to visual poetry, it's mind-boggling. And visual poety has definitely moved into the academic arena. I'm trying to stay away from that one.


Marie, I also really like those bird images you are using - and really it looks like you are using knots (?) in your line. As always, really clever. You even manage all sorts of wordplay - works as asemics as well for sure.

Comment by vizma bruns on April 3, 2012 at 1:34am

Ohh, ye olde filter. Was wondering about that. Definitely adds to the piece.

Comment by Marie Wintzer on April 3, 2012 at 1:10am

Thank you genki people. I'm glad you like it (I secretly like it too) :-)) there might be one or two more coming up in the Line series, let's see how inspiration goes. I love working with definitions. The word LIne seems to have endless tones to it.

Janine, merci pour ton com. C'est une photo je j'ai prise dans un temple, ce sont des, ah, je ne connais même pas le mot en français. Fortune, tu vois? Tu en tires une dans une boîte et elle te prédit ce qui va arriver? Après les avoir lues on les attache quelque part au temple, pour que la bonne fortune arrive, et que le vent emporte la mauvaise fortune. J'ai superposé un filtre sur la photo pour lui donner l'air vieux. Et j'ai aussi superposé la partie du haut, qui est une autre photo, d'une nappe avec des oiseaux. J'espère que j'ai réussi à expliquer un peu :-)))

Comment by Alicia Starr on April 3, 2012 at 12:54am

knotted beauty Marie.

DeVillo, just saw the book Transcript by Heimrad Backer, concrete and visual poetry. Powerful and chilling. 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 3, 2012 at 12:32am

Marie, this could be my favorite ever. I never told you I spent a chunk of my youth locked away in graduate school studying postmodern poetics - which leads to an exploration of the line in poetry going back to human origins. It would require many lifetimes, as it turns out.

Comment by Marie Wintzer on April 2, 2012 at 5:46am

thank you!! glad you like....



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