Friday, September 28, 2012

Closed


I would like to thank all authors who contributed to this blog. Special mentions:  Journalizer (whose voice I miss); Endymion "The Fair" (who bore more brunts than he should have); Grendlewulf (who moved on before me to some other enchanted land), Scottz (who is creating elsewhere, but still creating); and of course Benoist, the aloof Frenchman.

Your voices were welcome as they were well intentioned and sincere.

I leave you with a few quotes and a short poem.  Plus a song.


"I believe in the pure Surrealist joy of the man who, forewarned that all others before him have failed, refuses to admit defeat, sets off from whatever point he chooses, along any other path save a reasonable one, and arrives wherever he can. Such and such an image, by which he deems it opportune to indicate his progress and which may result, perhaps, in his receiving public acclaim, is to me, I must confess, a matter of complete indifference."  -- Andre Breton

"Usually in all works of art that have been conceived from within outwards, and generously nourished from the author's mind, the moment in which he begins to execute is one of extreme perplexity and strain. Artists of indifferent energy and an imperfect devotion to their own ideal make this ungrateful effort once for all; and, having formed a style, adhere to it through life. But those of a higher order cannot rest content with a process which, as they continue to employ it, must infallibly degenerate towards the academic and the cut-and-dried." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Ce monde n’est que très relativement à la mesure de la pensée et les incidents de ce genre ne sont que les épisodes jusqu’ici les plus marquants d’une guerre d’indépendence à laquelle je me fais gloire de participer." -- Breton


Realistically seasoning,
His idealistic reasoning,
He galloped past ruin,
Having carved and hewn,
The right of nativity,
For him, creativity.
... Like a stallion of thought,
Loosed upon the plain of futures.
{RJK, 1979, Mexico City}




4 comments:

Tim Knight said...

It was fun while it lasted. Looking forward to seeing your new projects. Hope your health is holding up and best wishes for the future.

mwschmeer said...

Well. . . damn. Hope you keep on gaming. And please, don't delete the blog--the past posts are still good resources.

Endymion said...

Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.

Contact me any time Rob: Mark.barr@smu.ca

But if this is, indeed, the end of your public life, then walk on in peace, brother. May you live in contentment and joy.

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

Thanks Mark. I'll be in contact as soon as K. is well recovered from her surgery. She'll be in intensive therapy for the next 6 weeks. I look forward to our exchanges! :) Best to you and yours. -- RJK