Skip to content

The Walls of Jericho

April 29, 2012
by

devil’s oil (overcomes them)
sign city was founded
on thousands of dead. specters
nevertheless angels
which were brought to her
pleasure & are written on
this dominion.

concentric gates. from which fainting voices. will bewail that which fell before the water became blood. and the gates were laid siege. & Rahab spread her legs for our soldiers.

she proceeds from the Euphrates. know thy blood. the wrath of her waters. the boats which crash upon her rocks. are the firstfruits of her unclean work. we made a god out of everything. everything we could not control. a voice from our sternum. prophesy a time of Satan. a sword must hereafter be the measure of God.

.[(*)].

corpus = the bible

method = n-grams

Advertisements
2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2012 10:01 am

    [Chorus x2]
    Take me down to the sign city
    Where the specters are dead and the angels are pretty
    Take me home

  2. May 9, 2012 3:02 am

    sign city was founded
    on thousands of dead.

    A structuralism that acknowledges its origins in mortal flesh.

    we made a god out of everything.
    everything we could not control.

    Totally true. With the first line, explicates the rest of the poem for me.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: