Watching the new Skyfall trailer made me wonder why James Bond had such long lasting interest.
Isn’t he ultimately a symbol of governance as we know it. The only thing that puts him in the ethical ‘right’-zone is the fact that he does it in the name of the tax payers. If he wasn’t attached to a large institution which has a monopoly on violence, wouldn’t he be just a mass murderer?
I think somewhere (disturbingly) embedded in my psyche, I enjoy James Bond because he enforces the order of a country/nation. That ‘trained’ enjoyment of watching the good guy catch the bad guy.
It’s plain and simple hyper-masculine righteous fury on screen.
Poetry is concerned with using and abusing, with losing with wanting, with denying with avoiding with adoring with replacing the noun. It is doing that always doing that, doing that and doing nothing but that. Poetry is doing nothing but losing refusing and pleasing and betraying and caressing nouns. That is what poetry does, that is what poetry has to do no matter what kind of poetry it is. And there are a great many kinds of poetry.
When I said.
A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
And then later made that into a ring I made poetry and what did I do I caressed completely caressed and addressed a noun."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME.