Monday, April 14, 2008

Princess Haiku's Secret


Secrecy is such a wonderful part of being a ghost, said the mysterious Princess Haiku. And the blog forum is perfect as it allows one to be publicly invisible. Musing over this delightful contradiction, she vanished.

Princess Haiku is pleased to offer a Zap award to a blog that delights all of the aesthetic senses.

Tangled in L'Heure Bleue

I was browsing through my favorite used bookstore and to my delight found a 1955 copy of "The Selected Poems of Frederico Garcia Lorca." Inside the book was a faded slip of paper perhaps used as a bookmark. On it were written these words which I have embraced as a secret text for all of us.


"...ourselves before and ourselves after. This assures anonymity. While we can talk with each other and feel each other, we cannot identify each other. Thus you will never be able to be entirely sure that each person you meet, for the rest of your life, has not participated in the Zap with you."

8 comments:

bunbungirl said...

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I want to often visit your site from now on.
Do you like Japanese Culture (Foods and fashion and manga...)?
If you are interested in Japan, please link to my site
My site has information about Japanese culture
(For example, Japanese health food, animation, games).
Would you introduce information(URL)in your site if you like it?
http://japanesefood-cultuer-history-anime.blogspot.com/

Princess Haiku said...

Hi bunbun,
I am very interested in Japanese culture and will link to you. Will stop by to visit soon.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Thank You so Much, I will post about Zap on my blog just after midnight tonight.

I wish we could draw pictures (in colors) in these comment boxes. Everyone would leave you flowers.
I leave you that watercolor by Picasso with the two hands holding a bouquet to imagine.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Princess, I am back reading this quote on the Zap again and it rings a bell--- It reminds me of the book "Strangers in a Strange Land" by Robert Heinlein, and maybe some other sci fi books although I haven't read sci fi since high school college days...


what do you think? is the zap some sort of ritual done in absolute darkness, like the water sharing in Heinlein's book?

Princess Haiku said...

We need to reread that book, Ched to see what Heinlein wrote about Zap.

If it is an original concept than we can decide what the ritual is. I like the absolute darkness idea although a full moon suggests a zap too. I wish I could do html so i could make an official award banner. This might inspire me. I never thought I would enjoy computer things until I wanted a blog. Now I want a Princess Haiku Zap Award banner. Laugh. There is a hook for everyone of us...

wordcrafter said...

Ah Princess, this is just skin-tingling, delightful titillation; this knowing-not knowing, the anonymity of it all.

Thank you for adding my link.

Your page is absolutely compulsive.

Bellezza said...

Congratulations to D. Chedwick Bryant and her wonderful blog!

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

I second the motion on Tangled up in L'Heure Bleue
the French branch of the Committee for Aesthetic Enhancement.