Wednesday, May 28, 2008

3D (GA's) green cubes

If you were looking for green cubes, you came to the right place; if you were not, I'm sorry and understand you, it happens to me all the time, to look for something and to find something different. So this is why I posted green cubes, if you find them you are satisfied, if you were not looking for or don't care about them, you find a sympathetic ear. I posted green cubes because it's always a win-win situation. ;-) ...and because I didn't have anything better. The poem is great though, it's nice to see how Slessor relates materials and hard shapes with fixed ideas and fluid images with a light flow of thought.



Ranks of electroplated cubes, dwindling to glitters,
Like the other pasture, the trigonometry of marble,
Death's candy-bed. Stone caked on stone,
Dry pyramids and racks of iron balls.
Life is observed, a precipitate of pellets,
Or grammarians freeze it into spar,
Their rhomboids, as for instance, the finest crystal
Fixing a snowfall under glass. Gods are laid out
In alabaster, with horny cartilage
And zinc ribs; or systems of ecstasy
Baked into bricks. There is a gallery of sculpture,
Bleached bones of heroes, Gorgon masks of bushrangers;
But the quarries are of more use than this,—
Filled with the rolling of huge granite dice,
Ideas and judgments: vivisection, the Baptist Church,
Good men and bad men, polygamy, birth-control...
Frail tinkling rush
Water-hair streaming
Prickles and glitters
Cloudy with bristles
River of thought
Swimming the pebbles—
Undo, loosen your bubbles

Kenneth Slessor, "Fixed ideas"

6 comments:

Will Doohan said...

Ahhh, but is it 'Cubist' art?

runnerfrog said...

:-D Truly funny.
In fact it is cuber art, I used a lot of egg cubers to change the shape of all this green eggs, ;-) now I need to cube ham, and then I'll give cube green eggs and cube ham to my irritable friend to eat.

Cube Sam-I-Am.

Deb said...

Well, I happen to like green cubes, so I guess I found what I was looking for.

Don't think about it too much, I don't make sense :P

Love the green eggs reference!

runnerfrog said...

yeah, right, _you_ don't make sense, hm... :-)

Will Doohan said...

I do not like green eggs and ham, I do not like them Sam-I-am. :-D

runnerfrog said...

You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! Try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.

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