~Quodlibet (Introduction)~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 2nd Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/14p-jhvd/
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“home of the most dangerous writers alive” ~ I could not ignore that byline when I first saw it 8 years ago ~ I submitted thousands of pieces to the editor ~ this one caught his attention ~ my first epic ~ & a relationship with howling dog ~ my brother owl ~

~The Hundred Bites~

quodlibet /’kwad/ n 1: a philosophical or theological point proposed for disputation; also : a disputation on such a point 2: a whimsical combination of familiar melodies or texts.
(Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary)

My Great-grandmother was a Cherokee woman whose son hid her from my sight. I never saw either of them in the flesh but from the other side she has made me seek the shaman through the See and the Danse, a swift eye-quest for vision, his treatment of the warrior, the Sun Dance and fast, those hundred bits of flesh extracted, ceremonial rite of passage. Behind passion’s eyes such songs exist.

As a twenty-one year old falling, pool cue broken on the back of my head, cue ball smashed into my mouth, choking on broken teeth, I looked up into a laughing face, broken beer bottle gouged into my eye.
I heard her singing singing and his adam’s apple, “Yuk yuk yuk.” I lunged and had it at once, that chicken neck thing , exhaustion, exhilaration, as I dragged him to a corner to drink his blood. The danse had begun for me.

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~Howling Dog Press~~Esplanade~
~Slow Train~
~Children of Baghdad/Boulder Radio~

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author avatar Aileen Tecson
2nd Apr 2011 (#)

very new term to me and in layman word that become so hard to decipher unless one have the same passion as yours..

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
2nd Apr 2011 (#)

Quite mysterious "Behind passion’s eyes"!

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author avatar joan marie
2nd Apr 2011 (#)

I want to know more. Great write. joan marie

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author avatar Denise O
3rd Apr 2011 (#)

Okay, you got me hooked. Nice read, you always surprise me, I like that. Thank you for sharing.:)

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