Wednesday, November 25, 2009

duck!

duck

duck

goose!


DYP! is preparing to gratefully gorge on duck and a half-dozen pies, and will resume publication next week.




reading
Wallow, for a moment, in the amazing beauty that is google books. Anything, everything, and then some, but never quite what one is searching for. Bliss.

weather
traffic and raindrops

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

you don't know when you start



There was a book of poetry next to the empty bottle of wine and unused glasses, and the best use of that poetry at this minute was to tear out the pages, crumple them into kindling, and get to work with those two sticks. But what was one actually supposed to do with two sticks? Form an X and rub one back and forth along the length of the other? Concentrate just on an inch or two in the middle of the sticks? How long were the sticks supposed to be? Quarter diameter twigs or inch diameter sticks? Or was it best to spin the tip of a twig on a single point on the top of a log? What precautions were necessary to prevent a lawsuit from the park system for burning down the woods?
If there had been any wine left (which there wasn't, so the question was academic) would dumping some over the sticks or log or crumpled pages of poetry help start the fire (alcohol fumes) or retard the creation of a flame (moisture)? How the hell is a person supposed to find sticks in a clearing on a moonless night without a flashlight? Would a page of e e cummings burn brighter than a page of Walt Whitman, would Emily Dickinson char and smolder without ever catching alight, would William Carlos Williams burn as brightly red as his wheelbarrow?




reading
the New Yorker Food Issue, which contains an interesting spin on rice pudding

weather
cast off, just in time for overcoat season

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

in the air

DYP! : convalescence edition



The bionic DYP! returns next week.





reading
Dr. Seuss's ABC, astounded at the page layout and typography

weather
a tan line from a cast, neither sexy nor elegant

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

here / now / there


You know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk.
-- Tom Waits

Maybe constructing a universe out of pieces of parts from miniature golf courses was a bad idea. It seemed so efficient at the time: windmills, castles, toadstools, mountains, all scaled to the same perspective, all executed in the same color scheme, laying about the Universe Creation Warehouse in odd corners and heaps, left over or cast off after other projects, just waiting to be either melted or recycled or somehow integrated into another project.




reading
Written on the Body / Jeanette Winterson, which was lovely, until it was tedious

weather
tramping through leaves, crunching along the path