Sunday, July 31, 2005

Ghost Rhetoric

Ghost Rhetoric

Ghost Rhetoric (2003)

An "exquisite corpse" Google found poem randomly collaged from text excerpts created by a Google search on the title of today's image:

Visit the Ghost Town website where you can read
the tax exemption rhetoric on the part of the religious right.
How do you avoid rhetoric in poems that address the political sphere
when, at first, Scrooge seems unmoved by the ghost's arrival?
Adherence to the Geneva Conventions is reduced to cynical rhetoric
and a thread about ghost detainees, a symbol, not what America
stands for. Your file request cannot be found and a new study
finds the ghost of Orwell haunting American public dialogue.
No sourcebook. No pictures. Enough rhetoric. Cut to the video tape.
The Mock-Heroic. The Rhetoric of Plagiarism. It was the Ghost Dance
that made the whites nervous since the Crusades have never ended
but doctors are saying she hasn't a ghost of a chance. Jerry Falwell agrees.

The superstitious villagers believe the white apparition must be a ghost
discredited, spinning history with the uncouth syllables of the Puritan colonists.


Sources for lines: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve/twelve, thirteen, and fourteen/fourteen.

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No entry tomorrow because of travel. Back sometime on Tuesday.

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