[NetBehaviour] learning to speak

Edward Picot edward at edwardpicot.com
Sun Jul 10 20:32:54 CEST 2022


I really like this - especially 'does it not sound, Demosthenes, like 
the roar of the ocean?'

Edward


On 7/10/22 4:26 PM, Alan Sondheim via NetBehaviour wrote:
>
>
> learning to speak
>
> http://www.alansondheim.org/learningtospeak.mp3
> http://www.alansondheim.org/learningtospeak.jpg
>
> slabs which totter. Mouths fill with pebbles to learn to speak,
> speak in things down there and learn to speak about things, what
> it is to speak about things, what it is when things speak,
>
> slabs totter, buildings fall, bodies crumble, Mouths fill with
> debris, mouths, Demosthenes, speak with debris against the roar
> of cruise missiles -
>
> within the roar of missiles, Demosthenes, as one speaks, here is
> the roar, does it not sound, Demosthenes, like the roar of the
> ocean?
>
> does it matter, Demosthenes, if the dead cannot speak ("because
> of" or "as a result of") their daemon ("because of an injury to
> the throat" or "because their throat is torn [and therefore
> they have no voice]") - and what would they have to say? ["and
> who would say it"?] [perhaps a reference to the "death rattle"]
>
> because who would say it?
>
> who would say it, learning to speak?
>
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