Saturday, December 25, 2010

Cock-a-doodle-doo



Cock a doodle do!
My dame has lost her shoe,
My master's lost his fiddlestick,
And knows not what to do


Etymology

Onomatopoetic.

Noun

cock-a-doodle-doo (plural cock-a-doodle-doos)
  1. The cry of the rooster.

Interjection

cock-a-doodle-doo
  1. The cry of the rooster.
Wiktionary


The first two lines were used in a murder pamphlet in England, 1606, which seems to suggest that children sang those lines, or very similar ones, to mock cockerels (roosters in US) "crow". The first full version recorded was in Mother Goose's Melody, published in London around 1765.
Wikipedia

(Background for the story "London Bridge is Falling Down")

Mallarmé - Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le hasard

Cerith Wyn Evan - apres Stephane Mallarme, 2008













                                                                                 QUAND BIEN MÊME LANCÉ DANS DES CIRCONSTANCES
                                                                                 ÉTERNELLES

DU FOND D'UN NAUFRAGE


 



Soit
         que
                l'Abîme
blanchi
             étale
                     furieux
                                     sous une inclinaison
                                                    planche désespérément
                                                                                       d'aile
                                                                                  la sienne
                                                                                         par             avance retombée d'un mal à dresser le vol
                                                                                                                                        et couvrant les jaillissements
                                                                                                                                            coupant au ras les bonds
                                                                                                                               très à l'intérieur résume
                                                                                      l'ombre enfouie dans la profondeur par cette voile alternative
                                                                                                          jusqu'adapter
                                                                                                 sa béante profondeur entant que la coque
                                                                                                                       d'un bâtiment              
                                                                                                            penché de l'un ou l'autre bord





             LE MAÎTRE                                             hors d'anciens calculs
                                                                               la manoeuvre avec l'âge oubliée
 surgi                                                                                         jadis il empoignait la barre
      inférant
                             de cette configuration          à ses pieds
                                                                                                de l’horizon unanime
                                                           que se          prépare
                                                                                        s'agite et mêle
                                                                                            au poing qui l'étreindrait
                                 comme on menace             un destin et les vents
          l'unique Nombre qui ne peut pas             être un autre
                                                                                                              Esprit
                                                                                                                         pour le jeter
                                                                                                                                               dans la tempête
                                                                                                                                 en reployer la division et passer fier
                                                           hésite
                                   cadavre par le bras           écarté du secret qu'il détient
plutôt
           que de jouer
                  en maniaque chenu
                                  la partie
                  au nom des flots
                                                                  un             envahit le chef
                                                                                    coule en barbe soumise
                                             naufrage cela             direct de l'homme
                                                                                            sans nef
                                                                                               n'importe         
                                                                                                                  vaine




ancestralement à n'ouvrir pas la main
                                                                   crispée
                                                    par delà l'inutile tête
       legs en la disparition
                                       à quelqu'un
                                                                 ambigu
                                 l'ultérieur démon immémorial
ayant
             de contrées nulles
                                                induit
le vieillard vers cette conjonction suprême avec la probabilité
                                                              celui
                                                                      son ombre puérile
caressée et polie et rendue et lavée
                                          assouplie par la vague et soustraite
                                        aux durs os perdus entre les ais
                                                                      
                                                                       d'un ébat
la mer par l'aïeul tentant ou l'aïeul contre la mer
                            une chance oiseuse
                                                                                         Fiançailles
dont
         le voile d'illusion rejailli leur hantise
         ainsi que le fantôme d'un geste
                                              chancellera
                                              s'affalera
                                                                     folie     
                                                                                                                  
N'ABOLIRA  




COMME SI
                                                       Une insinuation                   simple
                                                                  au silence                  enroulée avec ironie
                                                                                                                                           ou
                                                                                                                                              le mystère
                                                                                                                                                                précipité
                                                                                                                                                                                hurlé
                                             dans quelque proche                   tourbillon d'hilarité et d'horreur
                                                                         voltige                    autour du gouffre
                                                                                                                                                  sans le joncher
                                                                                                                                                                          ni fuir
                                                                                                                                              et en berce le vierge indice

                                                                                                                                                                             COMME SI






         plume solitaire éperdue

                                                               sauf                             que la rencontre ou l'effleure une toque de minuit
                                                                                                                                            et immobilise
                                                                                                            au velours chiffonné par un esclaffement sonore
                                                                                                               cette blancheur rigide
                                                                                                      dérisoire
                                                                                                                              en opposition au ciel
                                                                                                                       trop
                                                                                                                               pour ne pas marquer
                                                                                                                                                            exigüment
                                                                                                                                                                       quiconque
                                                                                                                                 prince amer de l'écueil
                                                                                                                               s'en coiffe comme de l'héroïque
                                                                                                                                              irrésistible mais contenu
                                                                                                                                   par sa petite raison virile
                                                                                                                                                                                 en foudre






soucieux
                 expiatoire et pubère
                                                                                 muet                                    rire
                                                                                                                                                que
                                                                                                                                                                         SI    

                                                         La lucide et seigneuriale aigrette             de vertige
                                                                                 au front invisible
                                                                scintille
                                                                                  puis ombrage
                                                          une stature mignonne ténébreuse          debout
                                                                         en sa torsion de sirène
                                                                                                                                          le temps
                                                                                                                                                   de souffleter
                                                       par d'impatientes squames ultimes           bifurquées
                                                                                                                                               un roc
                                                                                                                                           faux manoir
                                                                                      
                                                                    tout de suite  
                                                                                                                                                             évaporé en brumes
                                                                                                                                                       qui imposa
                                                                                                                                                                  une borne à l'infini
                                                                          



                                                  C'ÉTAIT                                                       LE NOMBRE
                                                      issu stellaire   

                                                                                                                                       EXISTÂT-IL
                                                                                                                 autrement qu'hallucination éparse d'agonie

                                                                                                                      COMMENÇÂT-IL ET CESSÂT-IL
                                                                                                                    sourdant que nié et clos quand apparu
                                                                                                                                              enfin
                                                                                                                              
par quelque profusion répandue en rareté
                                                                                                                                                                    SE CHIFFRÂT-IL

 évidence de la somme pour peu qu’une
  ILLUMINÂT-IL
CE SERAIT                                                                         
               pire
                               non
                                         davantage ni moins
                                                                          indifféremment mais autant              
LE HASARD

                                                                                                          Choit
                                                                                                                la plume
                                                                                                                     rythmique suspens du sinistre
                                                                                                                                                                          s'ensevelir
                                                                                                                                              aux écumes originelles

                                                                                                      naguères d'où sursauta son délire jusqu'à une cime
                                                                                                                                                                       flétrie
                                                                                                                           par la neutralité identique du gouffre
                                                                          





                    RIEN
                             de la mémorable crise
                                            se fût
                                                l'événement            accompli en vue de tout résultat nul
                                                                                                                                                             humain
                                                                                                                 N'AURA EU LIEU
                                                                                                               une élévation ordinaire verse l'absence
                                                                                                                                      QUE LE LIEU
                                                                                    inférieur clapotis quelconque comme pour disperser l'acte vide
                                                                                                                                     abruptement qui sinon
                                                                                                                              par son mensonge
                                                                                                                                                eût fondé
                                                                                                                                             la perdition
                                                                                    dans ces parages
                                                                                                                       du vague
                                                                                                                                         en quoi toute réalité se dissout
                                                                          



EXCEPTÉ
                 à l'altitude
                                    PEUT-ÊTRE
                                                         aussi loin qu'un endroit       fusionne avec au-delà
                                                                                                                                        hors l'intérêt
                                                                                                                                 quant à lui signalé
                                                                                                                                                                   en général
                                                                                                          selon telle obliquité par telle déclivité
                                                                                                                                                                      de feux
                                                                                                                 vers
                                                                                                                      ce doit être
                                                                                                                            le Septentrion aussi Nord
                                                                                                                                        UNE CONSTELLATION
                                                                                                                          froide d'oubli et de désuétude
                                                                                                                                                                   pas tant
                                                                                                                                                            qu'elle n'énumère
                                                                                                                           sur quelque surface vacante et supérieure
                                                                                                                                                         le heurt successif
                                                                                                                                                                           sidéralement
                                                                                                                       d'un compte total en formation
                                                                                                      veillant
                                                                                                                    doutant
                                                                                                                                    roulant
                                                                                                                                                  brillant et méditant
                                                                                                                                                         avant de s'arrêter
                                                                                                                                     à quelque point dernier qui le sacre

                                                                                                                                       Toute pensée émet un Coup de Dés

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