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The reason why I usually don’t read beat poetry before bed... - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
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The reason why I usually don’t read beat poetry before bed...
I lay there facedown in the dark with the fan desperately working to make the room livable. I was hot and thirsty and felt like I was awake. Contemplating forcing myself up to go downstairs and raid the Brita, I realized that there were sentences and phrases coming to me – no, falling on me. One after another they spilled onto my shoulders and back, letters and words bouncing away in flashes of bright blue, splashes of color that formed geometric shapes, arcane symbols, nonsensical fireworks. Close up of a drop hitting an pool again and again and again. Words hung in the air above me and I knew that what they said was important but I couldn’t bring myself to understand or to write them down. Now it's all gone and it's because I had to get up to get a glass of water.

Have I mentioned how good Poe's Haunted is? "... while you were busy destroying my life, what was half in me has become whole."

Current Music: Clash, "Ghetto Defender"

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cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 30th, 2002 07:04 am (UTC) (Link)

Haunted is an amazing album! And it makes for a great companion to her brother's House of Leaves.
komos From: komos Date: July 30th, 2002 07:22 am (UTC) (Link)

New favorite

Haunted was one of the spoils of the house-sitting gig, and it's been on near constant play since I picked it up. It's been one of those albums in which I discover something new each time I listen.

Damnably talented family, the Danielewskis...
c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: July 30th, 2002 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: New favorite

Haunted is really, really good. It's like two or three albums on top of each other and depending on your state of mind you can listen to one, two, or all three each time you sit down.

My favorite's Lemon Meringue.

-ia.
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