Her intrigued assurance
made the writers’ muse smile
she didn’t like real women
Her teacher at school became
She wasn’t caring
so we were told tactlessly
what to read and what to shirk
but she dismayed us for our
uncertainty; books matter;
even that we revolved slowly
in some planetary action
for human salutations
This remade powerfully—
the way to live
or to live improperly was
to read art works with the eye of truth
and they affected me,
other ways of seeing
the ambitions of over-egged theory
and hence our being.
I was educated to love with all my heart
They say there’s no rhyme for filth
Regardless of éducation or wealth.
What a surprise
To see with my eyes.
I am sure it’s not good for the health.
I wanted to study kinesics
While taking my new analgesics.
As I fell off my foot
And bruised my own butt
If you can’t beat it then tease it.
: a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions (such as blushes, shrugs, or eye movement) and communication
“[St. Vincent] wasn’t shy about striking the classic guitar idol kinesics … —chin up and out, eyelids in some fickle, fluttering state between open and shut, her guitar neck curiously lighter than air.” — Ryan Snyder, Yes! Weekly, 12 Mar. 2014
“Kinesics experts read body language. They determine a baseline, then use slight, sometimes nearly invisible, variations in posture and delivery, looking for clusters of signals that could suggest if someone is lying.” — Drew Loftis, The New York Post, 24 Oct. 2015
Did You Know?
Anthropologists began to take serious interest in nonverbal communication through gestures, postures, and facial expressions in the 1940s. It is believed, however, that the publication of Ray Birdwhistell’s 1952 book Introduction to Kinesics marked the beginning of formal research into what we know familiarly as “body language.” Over 60 years later, the results of kinesics are deeply entrenched in our culture, giving us a whole new language with which to interpret everyday encounters and interactions
“I’m not surfing
on the tide of realistic. frustration
exactly,so much as idealising
what one has.
To be able to bear satisfaction,
in order for grieving to help , is unmistakable,
how the culture we can’t see,
consumer capitalism ,depends
on the idea that toleration
every time we feel a bit hesitant
or scoured or inimitable, is an omen
we beat, say, or we bop.
It’s only in the punctuated
unconditional space of privation
that we can begin to follow thoughts
.to really imagine or conjure with these.
It’s very difficult to allow
what we’re frustrated by to remain alive
In making the case for preventative thinking
I want to make it fascinating
so that people converse
or think in different places
and extend their boundaries
so our thoughts can flock and even migrate.