He has made the cat his own. He invented a cat style, a cat society, a whole cat world. English cats that do not look and live like Louis Wain cats are ashamed of themselves.
An Opassom hath an head like a Swine, and a taile like a Rat, and is of the bignes of a Cat. Under her belly she hath a bagge, wherein shee lodgeth, carrieth, and sucketh her young.
So wrote Captain John Smith in 1608, bringing the Virginia Algonquian word into English.
from op ‘white’ + assom ‘dog’
Then I went down into the basement, where my friend—the maniac—busies himself with his electronic graffiti. Finally his language touches me, because he talks to that part of us which insists on drawing profiles on prison walls.
A piece of chalk to follow the contours of what is not, or is no longer, or is not yet; the handwriting each one of us will use to compose his own list of ‘things that quicken the heart,’ to offer, or to erase.
In that moment, poetry will be made by everyone, and there will be emus in the ‘zone.’
We are using our universe as a big microscope. The sky is a photographic plate.
Pioneering cosmic inflation theorist Andrei Linde
“Although I might not fully understand it,” Dr. Kamionkowski said, “this is a signal from the very earliest universe, sending a telegram encoded in gravitational waves.”