Monday, October 18, 2010

I Admire in you the Copies

The six gnoems below are based on two or more of the following texts: Sacred and Profane Love, by Arnold Bennett; Hamlet by Shakespeare; Stories in Verse, by Abbey Henry; Sign of Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Bartleby, the Scrivener, by Herman Melville; The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas; Notes from the Underground, by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

A people sitting

A people sitting near the hollow palace.
The King: upon the silver pavement of
the heavens. I ascended upon his pride
the thing wherein the two, the summit of

the world. Rebellious hell, allegiance! But,
moreover the castles and the queen,
adieu, adieu, adieu! In this the King
consents! A goodly one; his other half.

Could I look back

Could I look back on
the track of the clear splendor
of one noble deed.

Down from the secret of the
town of curiosity.


This was clearly a
confirmed hypochondriac,
and now and then we

found that the treasure of the true
theory must be in an instant.

The tree of revenge

You have had no part
in it, so fair Eudocia,
that seemed a cascade

plunging down a life; but till
I saw the tree of revenge.

The traces of money

Another thing. Her eyes upon the more
deceived. Upon the apparition of
a ring, the apparition of a few.
The door, a palace? Now, upon the last,

in opposition to the poor. The last.
The more deceived. The beauty of the last.
The snow, the doctors, anxious to conceal
the traces of the money and surmise.

I admire in you the copies

A man affected by a sort of delight
in shedding blood. The one relating to
the evening I believe, however he
remained in his confessions; entertained

the king; addressing me, observed the strange
expression. Or, perhaps the count, returned
the pen, a secret. I admire in you,
the copies, said a voice behind the last.