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     He knows what it's like when your soul doesn't want to live in your body any more, and you can never tell anyone.
     Sartre says,"Genius is not a gift. It is the way out one invents in desperate situations."
language of the soul, for the soul encompassing everything
Drawing of Rimbaud by Ernest Pignon-Ernest        
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And the soul knows its own.

I've roamed the streets with him stinking drunk
Cried with him when he wept
Trembled in pain at his cold disdain
Feared for him when he slept
          The boy with the tortured heart

Words that come tumbling across a page
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Dream of a mouth laughing on my mouth
And that more ferocious laugh

And I dream ... of that more ferocious laugh

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Mistress of Folklore
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Mendocino, California

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     Holly Tannen teaches folklore and anthropology, and has lectured on contemporary magic at U.C. Berkeley and at Yale University. Her recordings include "Invocation", "Between the Worlds", and "Rime of the Ancient Matriarch"

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Michael Potts, webster updated 5 June 2001 : 7:33 Caspar (Pacific) time

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