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Time & Task | Richard Sieburth

Time & Task | Richard Sieburth

to Eliot Weinberger on his LXXV I. Madagascar:                                “a rice cooking”                                                                    (about half an hour)                                “a locust frying”                                                                    (a split second) Sioux:                                “dies in less space                                than a roasting of maize”                                                                    (under fifteen minutes) Burma:                                monks trained                                in the increments of dawn                                                                    (sifting daybreak                                                                    through their fingers                                                                    like bolts of lotus silk) Chile:                                an Ave Maria said aloud                                measures a soft-boiled egg                                                                    (earthquakes lasting                                                                    two or three credos) II. I have aced time                                now doth time ace me I attend to tides                                in deathspan & clock                                the rings of trees once in a blue moon                                a cada muerte de obispo tous les trente-six du mois                                nur alle Jubeljahre I think the hours                                might be enough & it occurs to me                                all it takes is a “pissing while”                                for mica to turn to meerschaum                                or love to dust                                who would not exchange a foot-length of jade                                for a sundial’s inch of shade Source link