Chaos And Revolution

John Moore: Chaos and Revolution

Chaos and Revolution.
Poet who will treat this order of events.
It is not his field.
But are there still fields, distinct from reality,
which can be expanded on or organised?

That is the whole question!

(Artaud

Chaos and Revolution:

embodying chaos
enacting revolution

embodying chaos as the realisation of revolution
enacting revolution as the realisation of chaos

the poet as the axis
which turns the wheel (Revolution, Latin re-uoluere.
and sets it in motion to turn, overturn, overthrow, revolve

the poet as the matrix (Chaos, Greek, χασζ,
of revolutionary (re)generation abyss, lit. a cleft, fig. a cunt

the poet as agency (Poet, Greek πσιητηζ,
of 'this order of events' a maker

That is the whole question!

Chaos and Revolution:

total insurrection against reality
(the order of things
structured by relations of
power and authority

the spectacular organisation of appearances

the virtual reality
that supplants actuality
in the digital society

the creative dissolution of reality

(for when the poetic mind acts,
it is always inclined
towards a kind of fiery anarchy,
poetry's total disintegration of reality
(Artaud

through

the definition of fields fields of activity
the elaboration of projects projects of self-realisation
'distinct from reality'

through

the definition of fields fields of activity
the elaboration of projects projects of self-realisation
'distinct from reality'

That is the whole question!

Chaos and Revolution:
the realisation of chaos here and now

Anarchy hath no limits
nor is circumscribed
in one self place
for where we are is anarchy
and where anarchy is
must we ever be

a rejection of illusions and fantasies.
primal anarchy and utopian futures

chaos inheres in the present moment
and nowhere else
inhabit the moment
realise the moment
act this moment
and anything can happen

the moment for revolution is always
now!

for chaos is always
and only
with us
now!

the realisation of chaos in revolution
at this moment

That is the whole question!

Chaos and Revolution:

the constant practice of every-instant anarchy
the spontaneous creation of life 'distinct from reality'
the revolution of everyday life
the realisation of lived poetry
in the moment of insurrectionary chaos
and the collapse of the totality of power

the poetry
(made by all
(Lautréamont
of lived experience

the removal of masks
and the recovery of one's
original face
What was your original face
before your parents were born?

love, passion, volition, imagination
ebbing and flowing tides
delightful surface patterns
shimmering and scintillant
but in the dark unfathomable depths
the vast equanimity
of the abyss
the realisation of the wisdom of chaos
never lost and thus never found
but perpetually present
in a practice that affirms
neither indifference nor attachment:

living anarchy: nothing special

That is the whole question!

Published in Green Anarchist #62, Spring 2001

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