For the final chalk performance of this series
I have chosen text from Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard,
specifically, excerpts from the final chapter The Prince .
“Whenever I look at people, I look at unhappy people“, the Prince said.
“They are people who carry their torment into the streets
and thus make the world a comedy”.
This continual, outrageous truncation of the mind…
with the hapless impotence for which they are made
they inhale their daily life primarily into their bodies and
secondarily into their heads in the form of hundreds and thousands of
dismaying intellectual kleptomanias.
- Thomas Bernhard
If you have read this book you will know that
this final chapter is one unbroken monologue.
Also, the Prince lives in a Castle…
and he is insane…
and the world has become,
or at least revealed itself to be,
and so, nothing could be a more perfect crown
for me and for this
|Poetry is Disaster||