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Book: Poetry: experimental poetry: existence, existentialism, self, and mystery: poem

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punctuated existence

  

...                     (one is a born continuation)

...;                    (connected and detached)

...;?                  (which questions itself)

...;?!                 (and is shocked by that questioning)

...;?!.                (occasionally it ends there)

...;?!...              (or it continues)

...;?!...( )          (continues to something)

...;?!...(?)          (but to what?)

...;?!...(?)!         (one is shocked again by such continuation)

:...;?!...(?)!        (so one looks backward)

( ):...;?!...(?)!    (but to what?)

?( ):...;?!...(?)!  (one questions again)

!?( ):...;?!...(?)! (one is startled again)

 

 

an asterisk

 

 

(   )  

(   ),

((   )),

((...)),

((...!)),

((...!)!),

((!)...!),

((!)...!)?,

((!)...!):?,

((*)...!):?,

(("*")...!):?

("( * )..."!):?,

("( * )...!"):?,

("( * )!)":(  )?

("( *? )...!):"(  )?,

("( * ?!)...!):(!)?",

  

 

*Life is an asterisk, denoting an explanation to follow, in an obscure, cryptic text, which continues to be anonymously written. And yet there is no text, only a prologue explaining what will not be said, and an epilogue reaffirming nothing. We are life's shocking confessions, cryptic lexicons, recondite testimonials, and incoherent filibusters full of spit and tears, awe and approbation. It is not the meaning, but the mystery of being which we must discover; truths do not demystify the world, they remystify it.

 

 

(excerpted from THE DREAM OF BEING: aphorisms, ideograms, and aislings, by Jack Haas)

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Books by Jack Haas,

Autobiography, Memoir, Spirituality, Mysticism, Comparative Religion, Poetry, Art, Photography.