Thomas Merton Center

Manuscripts in Sub-Section E.2:

Concrete poems (various)

Item 1 - 

First Lines:  VONKWAT MOKLOPER VUMOERY QWELPO

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Unpublished? Doublesided sheet with positive image and negative image, likely effected using carbon sheets.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 2 - 

First Lines:  vicovicovicovicovicovicovicovicovicovic

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 3 - 

First Lines:  wundiwundiwundiwundiwundiwundi wundiwundiwun diwundiwundiwun

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Spirit duplicator ditto

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 4 - 

First Lines:  OPLEWQ YREOMUV REPOLKOM TAWKNOV

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Unpublished? Mirror image carbon of the original.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 5 - Awful music

First Lines:  AWFULMUSICAW FUL MUSIC AWFULMUSICAWF ULMU SIC

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 6 - Bronze fashions

First Lines:  Bronze fasHIONs RONZEfa shIONS BR onzeFAS hionSB RONZE FA

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 7 - Hurlub

First Lines:  HURLUB ERL UH URL UBE R L U HURL UBERL

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  French

Notes:  The word "hurluberlu" in French is a colloquial expression for what in English might be translated as "oddball." Also used in Merton's poem "Les Cinq Vierges (Pour Jacques)."

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 8 - Natura Abhorret Vacuum

First Lines:  MmmmuViies NATURAABHORRRETMUVIEEEEES

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  naturaabhorrretvacuuuuuum

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 9 - naturaabhorrretvacuuuuuum

First Lines:  naturaabhorrretvacuuuuuum NAATURAABHOORRRRRRRRET

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 10 - NORMS

First Lines:  Graalaalaal GRAalaalaal. NORMS N O R M S Norms

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 11 - NORMS

First Lines:  Graalgraalgraalgra NORMS GraalgraalgraalGRAA NORMS

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 12 - NORMS

First Lines:  Graa aa aa lll aa GRA aa aa ll aaal aaalGRaa

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 13 - Ovid

First Lines:  OVID DIVO VOID DIOV IDOV IOVD VIDO OVID

Sub-Type:  Proof sheets

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  From Monks Pond - contains reproduced engraving at the bottom. Verso "beba coca cola" by Decio Pignatari.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 14 - Ovid

First Lines:  OVID DIVO VOID DIOV IDOV IOVD VIDO OVID

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 15 - PLUTO / PLUTOT

First Lines:  Concrete racegram of Pluto king of hell as he meets white foe in Gaol

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon with holograph notations

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  A large "o" added in pencil to Pluto section, and a large "ô" added in pencil to plutôt section.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 16 - Semiotic poem from Racine Iphigenie

First Lines:  ces morts cette lesbos ces cendres cette flamme

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  French

Notes:  See also verso of the printed copy of concrete poem, "Whiskey" for a version as it appeared in Monks Pond. 2 copies.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 17 - THWPRVNCL

First Lines:  The Provincial has left with a woman The Provincial has run off with a

Sub-Type:  Manuscript

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 18 - Whiskey

First Lines:  WhISKE WHI SK WHISSS KE E Y SHKEEY WHISKW HISKWY WHISKY whisk EY

Sub-Type:  Miscellaneous

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Printed material

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Poem superimposed on black and white photograph of train cars in foreground and a rackhouse from a bourbon distillery in the background. Verso contains "Semiotic Poem from Racine's Iphigénie".

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 19 - Whiskey

First Lines:  WhISKE WHI SK WHISSS KE E Y SHKEEY WHISKW HISKWY WHISKY whisk EY

Sub-Type:  Miscellaneous

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Typescript carbon

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  2 copies - one with publisher or printer's layout notes on verso.

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14

Item 20 - Whiskey

First Lines:  

Sub-Type:  Miscellaneous

Draft:  

Copy Type:  Photograph

Date:  no-month no-day, no-year

Number of pages:  1

Additional authors/contributors:  

Language:  English

Notes:  Photograph used as background for published version of "Whiskey".

Location:  Archive - File Cabinet 14