Poem on a riff on a reef and the fate of man
by Jon Rappoport
September 12, 2016
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Here is a poem. First, three quotes from my-work-in-progress, The Underground:
“When you know how to make sense, when you really know how, when you know logic and how one idea is supposed to flow from another and what it all adds up to, or doesn’t, then you don’t have to express yourself in that way if you don’t want to—you can take off, you can depart, you can invent other kinds of language, you can crack reality eggs…”
“Outrageous ideas that fly off at an angle from the general consensus? Poetry is the medium. Why can’t readers be subjected to thoughts that have no basis in ordinary reality? Is that a crime? Are people so embedded in ‘fact’ they can’t get out? Are they so addicted they shut off any intrusions? Is that why they learn language—so they can become trapped like flies in amber?”
“A positive virus would be a seed in the mind that results in you discovering inner worlds that are much more powerful than the outside one—and not merely discovery by speculation. You unearth them, and there they are before you.”
I write polemics, and articles that examine research and come to an inevitable conclusion about medical research fraud. I write political commentary and satire. I write about all sorts of subjects in all sorts of ways. But I suppose that, at the root of it, is poetry, because there you are unlimited.
A sentence asks for another sentence just like it to follow
They have a tribe
But there are trumpets and basses that muscle in
And there are whole orchestras in the clouds
Rehearsing half-written pieces
There are rivers of silver and hidden megaliths tuned to the wind and garbage cans rattling on 12th Avenue at 3 in the morning and gongs going off in the Himalayas and old clotted church bells and pumps in electrical plants and (now I’m handing out instructions) REMEMBER: people were looking around at what happened last night: lost languages leaking from branches, the war in the sky, the hammers, the storms, the $20-an-hour night manager of the Milky Way who had taken an unauthorized break and supposedly caused the whole upheaval…the cops say they’re investigating…and REMEMBER you were playing cards at the end of the universe and there was NOTHING outside the edge and a little spring breeze was feeding you kings and queens, and REMEMBER when you fly the whole point is to go higher so things are farther and farther away and you can look down on them and you can move anywhere and later you can talk about it in a language no one ever heard before, you’ll need a language that turns inside and outside and you can walk around behind it and read it backwards and the sounds are from orchestras playing on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, one letter of the alphabet is desolate gray houses and glass lakes, and another letter was a cold courtyard execution at dawn, but now the soldiers are holding a giant piano in their gloves, and no theory is going to get you a poem but an idea you keep hidden from yourself for a hundred years might get you the first two lines with a wave that carries you over the edge of the world, and incidentally after I hung up the phone with a famous poet who bathes three times a day like clockwork I was sitting with a newspaper from 1948 and the Cleveland Indians had just won the World Series and I called back to ask him how I could get out of 1948 but the number was disconnected and I ran outside and he was standing next to a snowdrift under a streetlight talking to a few government officials and an immense cloud of boredom descended on me…
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.