Instead, you obstruct the view with shadows: pronouns (the initial "it," for example) and antically
specific details ("Athens," "Queen Victoria," etc.
In and despite its beauty, it must turn pale, turn black, turn frosty, open its wounds to a rain of irony, bear the strain and woe of great thinking, suffer obliquity, be tossed in with prose, look through the wrong end of a telescope, have the eyes of a microscope, be as crazily angled, broken, curved, and sloped as a Frank Gehry building, wax antically
imaginative, be sly, slash, do this, do that, do one or more of any number of things, like John Berryman did, just so long as it's awake enough to smell the stench of history and realize the horror of the abyss in the black pupils of everyone's eyes--again, as Berryman did.
Further, the new terms of engagement may be geopolitical, but work from the "First World" must have a powerful aesthetic surplus or an antically
unrecognizable political dimension in order to gain access.
Pee-Wee's Playhouse" meets "Jerry Springer Show" in "Fuddy Meers," an antically
zany new play by David Lindsay-Abaire that tries energetically to freshen a tale of family abuse by drawing it in the bright, crude colors of a child's crayon box.
Despite all of the divine and human attention she garnered, however, Mother Angelica remained God's humble (albeit antically
articulate) servant until she passed away.