Dove descending interior old Augustus Lutheran Church Sanctuary, founded by Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, c. 1743 Providence (Trappe) PA, 18 Sept 2012.

25 September 2007

Gardens and Grapefuits

The telltale feet

 here

I could have sworn seven years after Grapefruits appeared, that when I read in Baudelaire's "The Martyr," "the head.../ On the night table, like a ranunculus, / Rests,"  that the ranunculus was in this garden: but I couldn't find it. Maybe an alternate version read, "the names are changed to protect ranunculus." However, as I looked in the middle of the page there it was: "Our neighborhood holds the garden principle: 

A golden crocus
fills the cup
of ox law
and ranunculus."

Of course all these legends of The Severed Head rediscover the Acéphale of Bataille, but in a Swiftian way. Bataille never dreamed to realize his society celebrating the decapitation of Louis XVI as joke, to be sure, and promising to venerate just like the NewBorns of Old the works of Nietzsche, Freud, Sade, along with discussions of human sacrifice so woderful to intellectuals of the absurd. Now I speculate that in some alternate herbal there is a list of plants of disembodied heads. No matter. The Abenaki cannibal giants in the blurb at  Red Rock Apocalypse Training Video actually predated this story. Giants taking the form of Professors was a new rip,  invisible before this, but suggested in the Remains of Lit and Und on Shunt, to which morphed, "You ever visit your prof at home? For dinner! It hurts to live and let live. I saw J. D. coming down the drive, ominously named for body parts, for feet, turning in. He parked over by the neighbors to not call attention, hedged up against the curb. Pretty soon other characters began to appear in white socks. Where's it safe to live at in these days of spare parts, Kidney Lane?" here

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