Monday, January 19, 2015


The Egyptian KA, an untranslatable word represented as a pair of open arms, held upwards, connecting to creative life force. The god Khnum is occasionally depicted seated at a potter's wheel making both the physical body of the person and his ka, as if these are being already and “thrown” together onto the wheel prior to birth. In image and likeness there is a notion of the unborn powers and also already as a projectile into language, a priori consciousness.


                            ~for Ric

where no one waits

weight the mode in deformation
growing amorphous continuum

lighter than a gliding […] skin
underneath for disappearing in

even nothing strives
inTENds toward meaning

and not nothing
why something

given at birth
and not yet born

to register the world

©2015 Creative Illness; Poetic Impulse stephaniepope


1.  “Wait The Cancer” is the first line taken from  a Ric Scow Williams poem, “ The Teaching Of Expanded States”

wait the cancer
did it leave
who let it go
screaming mouths
fangs moldy witchy dripping
(venom owns its own hard truth)
where does it go caught in its honey
supernally cold—even light finally slows hair on the palmside of a thumb on the tongue in the throat pluck it out from the root who knows to count the moments of a single hour a dream of dreaming—the way in— curling the threads of a light first spun are those beams yet in there your heart a furnace mercury moving to its pitched flow hold my hand (though it is not where you expect it) the thought of you alone rises to its crowned conclusion how else beauty being a mountain laughing love a longish way madly more marvelous than some trick of clouds

© 2015 Richard Lance Scow Williams January 15 the teachings of expanded states

2. Unsense/ suspend meanings where death is talking to you.  Let the word behind the words fly like an arrow set free from the bow (the symbolic order) to go between time’s statement and eternal ones finding its way into the unborn spirit of the depths. Out of this body, come.

3. For notions of subjectile see

4.  For image doubling, the poetic impulse, projectile, subjectile, in-born image-likenesses and creative illness see Derrida on Artaud