Σάββατο, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

The Original Judgement (excerpt)


Pierre Alechinsky. Le Bruit de la Chute.



Don΄t read. Look at the designs created by the spaces between the words of several lines in a book and draw inspiration from them. 
Give your hand to the others to hold.
Don't lie down with the ramparts.
Take back the armour that you took off when you reached the age of discretion.
Put order in its place, disturb the stones of the road.
If you bleed and if you are a man, erase the last word on the slate.
Form your eyes by closing them.
Let the dreams you have forgotten equal the value of what you do not know.
I have known a railway signalman, five female gatekeepers and one male gatekeeper. You?
Don't prepare the words you cry out.
Live in abandoned houses. They have been lived in only by you.
Make a bed of caresses for your caresses.
If they come knocking at your door, write your last will and testament with a key.
Rob sound of its sense; even light-coloured dresses can hide muffled drums.
Sing the enormous pity of monsters. Evoke all the women standing on the Trojan horse.
don't drink water.
As with the letter I and the letter m, you'll find the wing and the serpent near the middle.
Speak according to the madness that has sedused you.


André Breton, Paul Eluard
The Immaculate Conception, 1930