Thoroughly Rough

I first became alive to the potential of word splitting by reading Mary Daly’s Gyn/Ecology. This I came across years later and with no less thrill in the dis/covery.

indigenous culture was tho/roughly
                                                disrupted by

From Garry Thomas Morse in a poem about the painter Paul Kane collected in Prairie Harbour which has on its cover a reproduction of Wheat (1957 by Agnes Martin and I am reminded by the introductory remarks that Souvankham Thammavongsa gave to the podcast of her piece on on Agnes Martin’s Untitled #10 [Poets Spell Art, Recorded: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the Art Gallery of Ontario] where she comments about her attraction to the painting mirroring her own interest in what can be accomplished by minimal means: “what a mind can build with what other people would call “little””.

Power of a single slash. To roughly hew the thoroughfare.

And so for day 1546

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