Lives Journal 8

Ivo Antich


BEAST 5-7-5


Nothing is true, everything is permitted

Supreme sentence of Ismailis

Omnia in numero et mensura

Bartol, Alamut – motto)


Tiger jumped on the tamer

and tore him.

Beast can not be trained.

(Kosovel, Kons)





Beast is through beast slash,

allslash multiplies itself

through nothing into eternal verse.





Beast is striped:

all is zebra, nothing is tiger,

trace is mottled.





Beast is mottled:

allnothing, snow leopard,

trace is striped.





Sicarius ocelot zealot,

allnothing, live dagger,

cut into the verbal fence.





Beast assassination:

allnothing, tiger from Altai,

torn cycle of blood.





Three-head mountain:

allnothing is a bird and cat,

double-signed badge.





All such Katyusha

in the Potemkin's villages:

Hamlet, Nizsch's laugh.





Crimean war smell,

Krimhilda, the mother of all wars,

Rubik, horse of nothing.





Krim, microlingual,

crimen, high portal into nothing,






All, crab,

nothing as a crayfish-recluse,

old man of quarterdays.





St. Vitus day and dance,

allnothingness as vampire,

rage of St. Elijah's day.





Pandora's pandour,

all Tzarina, nothing komtur,

hen-houses of contours.





All, Prussian chase,

allnothingness, intermediate common,

nothing, Russian street-organ.





All is bestial,

Eurasian primarily,

vain in the depth.





Kiev (kief), mother

of Russian cities, larva of Kiy

who all into nothing beats down.





Yalta as Altai,

Chernobyl, mother of bugbears,

black dragon of allnothingness.






into the ice concreted

shapelessness of the dust.





Concreted nothing:

blood breaks through the wall,

all is break without witnesses.





Bestiality as believing:

assassination of all to the nothing,

double-braided whip.





Believing as bestiality:

assassination of nothing to the all,

double-edged invasion of lust.





Author's note:

From the collection of haiku sentences Allnothingness (in manuscript). The code number in the title of the cycle is the syllabic pattern for haiku and at the same time modification of three years 1914-1934-2014 (14-34-14): the 100-th anniversary of the assassination in Sarajevo (the killing of A-H Archduke Franz Ferdinand) and the 80-th anniversary of the assassination in Vienna (July, the killing of Chancellor Dollfuss) and in Marseille (October, the killing of Yugoslav king Alexander). The motto is »haiku« in three sentences after the motto of Bartol's novel Alamut by the topic of Ismaili praxis of assassinations. The phrase »Omnia ...« is Latin translation from the Greek in the Bible, »but thou hast ordered all things in measure, and number, and weight«, cit. Book of Wisdom, 11: 20. At the »crimean war« between Russia and Ukraine, there is also the 840-th anniversary of the murder of a Russian prince and saint Andrew Bogoljubsky (1111-1174), the originator of the integration of Russia, conqueror of Kiev (he was slaughtered by boyars). 160 years since the »first« Crimean War 1853/1854-1856, which began as a war between Russia and Turkey for supremacy in the Balkans (variants of the Trojan War). Krim is microlanguage in Sierra Leone (Lion's mountain); cf. Crimean Tatars language (kyrymtatardja). The name of the Crimea from Tatarian: kyrym – fortress; Mongolian: kerma – wall; the same »indo-uralian« root in Greek: kremnós – steep, rocky coastline; Russian: kreml' – fortress. Valvasor, a Carniolan polyhistor from 17th century, has a name for Triglav mountain: Krma. Krimhilda (mean. Old Germ. – masked warrioress, ghost), the heroine from the Song of the Nibelungs. Kiev; Ukr. Kiyiv, Russ. pron. Kiyif; cf. Engl. kief (kef, kif, keef, from Arab. kayf – hashish; cf. assassin from arab. hashashin – consumers of hashish). Kiy – the mythical founder of Kiev; larva – cf. lavra – Orthodox Monastery, Pecherskaya Lavra in Kiev.

The second »haiku« in the motto are initial three verses from Kosovel's poem Kons, such as Alamut associating the »tigerness«, a notion from the organization TIGR, the name the first time appeared in 1924, two years before Kosovel's death (2014: 110-th anniversary of his birth); TIGR was before WW2 active guerrilla in NE Italy and Carinthia (Austria), it planned twice the killing of Mussolini. (Cf. the author's tanka cycle Tig/e/r in Lives Journal 6-2012). At the same time, there was VMRO, org. of Macedonian komitas (they killed king Alexander; cf. also VMRO with Slovenian word »umor« – murder).

The coat of arms of the Republic of Altai (Russian Fed.; contact between Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan; 210,000 inhabitants: Russians and Altays) contains the threehead mountain Beluha (rus. belúha – white girl, polar white dolphin, white whale) which is the highest peak in the Altai Mountains and the highest mountain of Siberia (Turko-Mongol. Al-Tai – Red, also Gold mountain), and a griffon (the winged lion; anagram of the name Kosovel: soko/l-lev, in Slovenian, i.e. in English: hawk-lion). Turko-Mongol. name for Beluha is Uch-sumer – Threehead (Russ. Trehglavaja; noticed also as »two-headed«). Altai is the center of Eurasia, in eastern Kazakhstan is supposed to exist the grave of Genghis Khan (Mount Chingis-tau), who has probably knew that there is a geometrical center of the continent; according to legend, Beluha is the cradle of civilization (mythical Shambhala). Beluha was first conquered by brothers Mikhail and Boris Tronov, both the professors at the University of Tomsk (1914).

Association beast-incision, inter alia, refers to so-called »Perm animal style« (from the city of Perm) in the folk art of making filigree tiles ( 3-17 cm, bronze amulets with shamanic function in the form of various animals, and a man-bird) by the ethnos around the Ural Mountains, in particular the Komi people (Republic of Komi, RF) and Udmurts. Sikar - from lat. sicarius (daggerman; sicarii have been the action branch of zealots performing the assassinations during the Jewish struggle against the Romans, like the Persian assassins against the Turks); ocelot – a kind of leopard. Katyusha – dim. from Katarina, also a Soviet rocket launcher with a distinctive sound (»Stalin's Organ«). Hamlet – in English meaning: a small village; an emblematic literary character of assassin; Nitsch (Hermann) – contemporary Austrian artist (shocking »actionist«, in so-called performance art), and at the same time, the association for Slovenian word »niè« (zero, nothing), and for Nietzsche, Nitcho (Nichiren – jap. sect of Buddhism). Crab – zool., a type of cancers; also the toponym Rakovica (means: a crab) in Croatia, there was performed the Kvaternik's attempt to revolt against Austria-Hungary (1871), similar to Macedonian Ilinden revolt against Turkey (1903).


Translated from Slovenian by author 




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