FOVEA CENTRALIS

July, 1975, 7,423 words

TABLE OF CONTENTS


EXCERPTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF A PRISONER IN THE T'ANG DYNASTY
The Drawing Out Of Colour
"I Am The Lord And These Are My Flies"
The Fish Machine
Poem
October
Into The Maelstrom
Your Supper Is Intending
Tone Of Interruption
Poem
August
That Night At Lake Huron
Permanent Trust -- Huron & Erie
(When I Spoke To You Earlier...)
Poem
High Lunar Noon
Vampires
Opium #1
Opium #2
Opium #3
Opium #4
Opium #5
The Midnight Dew
Image
October
Palace Of Fear
Poem
Some Kettles
On Attaining Remote Control

LOG ENTRIES

Voxglove

THE PARENTHETICAL

Her Sweet Underwater Puddings

THE MEMORY TABLE

The Memory Table
Notes On Diagram
Hypostasis

REMOTE CONTROL

On Fossilization
Out of Control
Field Intelligence
Scenario
From a Handbook of Remote Control
1. Point Of Entry
2. Individual To Individual
3. Group Control
4. Field Overlapping
5. Tracing
6. Antimatter
Song Of Remote Control





The Drawing Out Of Colour

In the silent radar forest
iridescent scarabs bear coiled trilobites
in slow procession
up the meridian of symmetry.
The canopy of precision optical instruments
dissolves in the rain of sensorium.

The voice of cicada in this forest
is the long sustained note
of an indeterminate philosophy
in a court where the evidence
neither confirms nor denies
its testimony.

We are informed.

Motion within time's arena
is repealed here with the proceeds
of all our invisible centres.
Each act in the scene of its occurrence
etches an observation gallery
into the rich and mute loam
of the forest floor.
The forest translates itself
into each perception generated
by the meeting of heaven and earth.

At twilight the bat's synaptic flight
darkly traces the foliage processional
while the leaves
cast in water
become as violins or cryptogams.
Witness
the drawing out of colour.

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