The Anarchist plays GodThe Anarchist has stopped using words.The Anarchist plays God by ~TheHungerArtist
For fun, she now builds towers,
miniature replicas of Babel,
and plays God
smashing each one
Gallagher-style with a sledge. The shrapnel,
now a collection of artifacts, are then mounted
on paperweights to commemorate the day
we all became strangers
and furthered our association
with terra firma, cast down as we were.
God must have foreseen the good this would do
for the hospitality industry--
with the xenial act reestablished
as the root of all kindness.
Maybe Zeus had finally avenged himself,
she thought, for being mythologized,
and God figured he better take
the credit to reassure us, fallen things,
that there was a new sheriff in town.
So, we better get used to it.
Blueprints for BabelIt's an old truth that all towers fall.Blueprints for Babel by ~TheHungerArtist
Everything we build, we build from rubble.
Even the first stone was fractured from a child
of a star. With our fingernailed hands
we placed it on the altar of the world.
This is the root of ritual: to build a religion
of work. Babel's foundation is laid first
in the mind. A design translating the world
into terms we understand, into heavy things
we cast out into reason's borderlands.
We built with these stones of the mind,
laid with disciplined precision, with wills bent
toward a distant and unseen goal. Perhaps
our great sin was not in our attempt to reach God
but in foolishly imagining heaven
to be so close by.
Dream JobIf I dressed for the job I wanted, I'd be wearing a spacesuitDream Job by ~TheHungerArtist
When I grow up, I want to reach enlightenment
on the summit of Olympus Mons,
meditating on the words of Arthur C. Clarke
"there are no mountains on Mars."
This is what imagination risks.
Exploring we discover not that our knowledge is flawed,
but that we do not dream hard enough.
Even in the beginning, God expected us to name the world.
And we could only utter stumblings in that Ur-tongue,
inventing the invention of ideas.
Even before we tasted the tree,
even before we knew that we could ever be wrong,
we clung to the referential alchemy of language.
This world we think we've tamed
has mastered us, instead, because we mistake
our words for things.
Mystics and medicine men have been
trying to free us from our trespasses
So, I will listen to the sands of Mars,
build a tabernacle with red stones, and sing
a song of loss. Call out to that old dream that makes us young,
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ostit: Results of `GeneratingHype's Workshop on Dialogue
#Writers-Workshop This workshop was not only was fun to participate in, but also educated our members (and admins) in the conventions of good dialogue in prose. There were some excellent critiques provided, and our members clearly thought about the things they had learnt from `GeneratingHypes introduction and polls. We recommend reading `GeneratingHype's guide, written with the help of !EveningDownpour:
Punctuating Dialogue: A Guide.
We were extra lucky with this workshop to have someone who edits for a profession. We are even luckier an
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ostit: Results of `GunShyMartyr's Workshop on Twisted Stories
#Writers-Workshop: This was our first workshop and it turned out beautifully: thank you `GunShyMartyr for doing this with us. Another thank you to our participants, watchers and other supporters.
^Beccalicious: "A lot of the twists seemed to revolve around murderous acts (including my own) There was great potential that with some of the comments taken on board could be developed into some really strong prose pieces.The first workshop has highlighted some elements of prose that were a consistent issue and ones I hope future prose workshops may focus on. The first workshop has highlighted some elements of prose that were a consistent issue and ones I hope future pr
MIMESIS Issue 3 ReleasedMimesis 3 is now available either from Paypal on the Order page or from Lulu. If you have some available funds and want to read some fine poetry accompanied by fantastic artwork, please do buy a copy.MIMESIS Issue 3 Released by `PoeticWar
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Arlene Ang, Annie Bien, Jeff Calhoun, Anthony DiMatteo, Brent Fisk, Fred Johnston, Matt Merritt
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