Sunday, 24 April 2016

Circo Perfuso . . . fato sanguinis.

                         Circo Perfuso Christianis
                         Postremo monstravit gladiatori finis
                         modo esse arenam metam fato sanguinis

Exhibit X

AFTER THE CHRISTIANS OVERRAN THE CIRCUS (1938): Steel engraving of the Coliseum (above) with scrawled legend in Latin and text in L v. K’s own hand, both apparently epigraphs of his own invention : 

                                   Last, the fallen gladiator saw,
                                   simply, sand is what blood is for.

Since, in my previous post . . .
. . .  is found mentioned a particularly recherché example of la poésie concrète from The Eleven Surviving Works of L v. K, it occurred to me to post just one more example of L v. K’s ‘deep continent’ brand of polymathy. The eleven works are exhibited at the Arts Council Poetry Collection website administered by the Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre: 

The Eleven Surviving Works of L v. K 

A Memoir of a Numeromaniacal Futurist

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