"Indeed, a minimum of life, an unchaining from all coarser desires, an independence in the middle of all kinds of outer nuisance; a bit of Cynicism, perhaps a bit of ‘tub’."
Friedrich Nietzsche

15 Jun 2016

Guest Contributor—Raymond Federman

Just came across this poem again, sent me in the first ever email I received from Raymond on 31 October 2002 at 22.27. The last email was dated 13 Sept 2009 at 16:37, shortly before Raymond sadly changed tense on Oct 6 2009. Hope you are still enjoying the philosopher's art wherever you may be.


He who practices ononism
is master of all:
Diogenes without any doubt
is the ancestor of the pornosopher--
the pornocrate philosopher
who masturbated on the public square
and who enjoyed whoever
was tortured by sexual desire
to satisfy it immediately in this manner.

The widowed-wrist to the antique sage
begot cynical shoots and for 25 centuries
pornosophic sensitivity (or pornographico-
philonanistic ideology) flourished.

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