Academic journal article Michigan Quarterly Review

In the Field of Musical Direction

Academic journal article Michigan Quarterly Review

In the Field of Musical Direction

Article excerpt

Looking up risible yesterday I learned ritardando.

In dictionaries one word points at a gaggle

of other words like tag. Meaning is a game of being it

and then we get tired and fall down in a heap

of keeping each other warm through the cold night.

I need something here, like the story

of the buddha's most recent reincarnation

fasting for ten months, or so the Indian government

would like to confirm. They're afraid

of spirituality that doesn't need man for so long

it suggests the body is a knock-knock joke.

Knock, knock. Who's there? Carrier wave. Carrier wave who?

Alt F4 is how you highlight text in Word Perfect

5.1 and then Ctrl F8 allows you to change

the highlighted text to italics or underlined,

different forms of scrutiny. The essence

of a human being is born forward on a carrier wave

of what we do. This is as far as I am

in the Kinetic Theory of Ganglionic Transubstantiation.

The new buddha's a boy of wild hair or a buoy

of quiet under a baobab tree. There's something

before language that tells the mind to go out

and grab the moment with language. …

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