Monday, October 01, 2007

david antin:

theres a word close to talking a word that may finally
mean talking but used to have a very grand meaning a
word myth which has a very grand meaning for most people
and i know that robert duncan has given a lot of attention
to the word "myth" the one definition he did leave out when
he rehearsed the definitions for the middle voice greek verb
mytheomai is to talk which it was it was a verb "to
talk" and "to tell" and it was a verb meaning "to put a rap
in the air" when odysseus the great con-man the
trickster gets up to talk in council he "myths" and he
"myths" regardless of whether he "myths" the way nobody else

from talking at the boundaries

[incorrect spacing as you know he talks and how it is printed but i
can't seem to find a way to make blogger take the spaces. so. ]


Brian Dean Bollman said...

for spaces use periods or any ol letter and then make them the background color so they disappear.

judy j said...

one thing i love about the greek middle voice is how it implies both 'doing' and 'being done by.' daniel mendohlson speaks of this in terms of identity in his book 'the elusive embrace,' but i hadn't heard that it could be used around the word 'myth,' too. odysseus spun a myth at the council, and at the same time, it spun him!

jeff said...

Re: formatting with spaces, Blogger also supports the < pre > tag (leave out the spaces ((ironically)) before and after the pre; Blogger objects to the tag in a comment), which preserves existing spaces (and other formatting) that html would otherwise strip away. I had to use it for a post at my place here.

kathryn l. pringle said...

o, great... thanks jeff!

Brian Dean Bollman said...

when I copy and paste a poem onto my blog the < pre > tag does not reproduce the exact spacing. I'm not sure why not, but it varies considerably.

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