lørdag den 23. august 2014

En tekst af Russel Edson, Lydia Davis' kortprosalæremester

Let Us Consider

By Russell Edson
Let us consider the farmer who makes his straw hat his
sweetheart; or the old woman who makes a floor lamp her son;
or the young woman who has set herself the task of scraping
her shadow off a wall....

    Let us consider the old woman who wore smoked cows’
tongues for shoes and walked a meadow gathering cow chips
in her apron; or a mirror grown dark with age that was given
to a blind man who spent his nights looking into it, which
saddened his mother, that her son should be so lost in

    Let us consider the man who fried roses for his dinner,
whose kitchen smelled like a burning rose garden; or the man
who disguised himself as a moth and ate his overcoat, and for
dessert served himself a chilled fedora....

Russell Edson, "Let Us Consider" from The Rooster's Wife.

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    A toy-maker made a toy wife and a toy child.
    He made a toy house and some toy years.
    He made a getting-old toy, and he made a dying
    The toy-maker made a toy heaven and a toy god.
    But, best of all, he liked making toy shit.