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THAT SPEECHLESS GREEN MAN INSIDE A CYBORG 



SOLSTICE 



Listen
There>>>>>>>>>>>>
Down, down, there>>>>>>>>>>>>

>>>Big FIRE BALL
The big
FIRE BALL

Here
Blue small
Blue bottom ball

Look in the moon and wait
Look all that moon


Solstice FIRE
Dance-ING light>>>>>>>>>>>>
in the ice-ING night>>>>>>>>>>>>

Men dance-ING with inside monster 

>> 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
The cold secret of wilderness
>> 1 - 0 - 0 - 1


That speechless green man inside a cyborg 

Please
>>> Open mouth CAREFUL 

Talk-ING mouth 

>> AH 

Talk-ing monster 
>> AH - B - B - AH

>> Slap, jump, walk, run
Hands up, head down
>> Foot-(s) PLURAL, like
hammer-(s) PLURAL, inside a FIRE
Secret fight>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
  in the ice-ING night>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



PARADISE 


>> 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
tree-(s) PLURAL
Forest on the hilltop
>>  Rock, nest, flat rock
 Water, turtle, mushroom trail>>>>>
Apple, peach, pineapple, tree
Velvet-plant bird, banana nest>>>>>

Apple 
Banana
Carrot
Dog 

Egg
Fruit
Grapes
Hill
Ice
Juice
Kiwi
Lemon
>>>> M&M&M&
>>>>>>>>>>> M&M&
>>>>>>> Oil 

Peach
Question
Raisin
SSS
>>>> SSS
>>>>>>>>> Snake 

Tomato 
Umbrella
Vitamin
Watermelon
X
Yogurt
Z

SNAKE

SSS
>>>> SSS
 Snake in a tree  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Jump, chase
>> Run, place
>>>>> Fight, bite
Break, Snake  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Bite, Open And Eat, Snake
And Drink Inside
The Snake>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>> SSS

Feel like jelly
Your name is KANZI 


KANZI walk
KANZI talk 

Broken big sick panzee 

Gorilla, panzee, orangutan
Forest men of yesterday time 


Open mouth careful
Talk-ING mouth.
Talk-ING monster 

That domestic forest man inside a cyborg 

>> 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5
>>>>>>> Pine cone
>>>>>>> Pine needle
Scrubby pine nook

>>>>>>> Burrito, banana
Banana burrito 

In the marshmallow FIRE 

Eat hot dog
Chase a squirrel
Think a cat
Tickle a turtle
Bite a bunny 

Slap a snake
>>>  Until it break

The eloquent savage inside the cyborg

ARCHITECTURE NOW 


Inside the log cabin
Bathroom, bedroom,>>>>>>>>>
colony room, criss cross corners,
observation room>>>>>>>>>

Hilltop, house, swimming pool
group room and middle test room 

Lookout point, up here!
Some monsters are down there: 

Outdoors, close to the trailer and the tree house

Walk outdoors with a LIGHTER
Make a FIRE with the LIGHTER 

>>>>>>> Small rock hits
a big flat rock>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Small rock break to make a knife,
with the flat rock>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Tools of that eloquent savage 

PLAY-YARD

>>>> Play,
Balloon, balloon, jump, keep-away 

>>>> Play, put, paint
>>>>>>> Throw, tickle, touch
>>>> Pretend, point, pee 

That is the dance of the hairy

>>>> Play-ING to pretend
To be that eloquent cyborg

>>  > Open mouth careful
Talk-ING mouth.
Talk-ING monster

>>>>
>>>>Touch, me 
Touch the rock
Touch, foot, hand, head, hot
Touch the flat rock
>>>>>>>>Electric shock 

>>>>>>>>>>>>Swelling tummy. Medicine
>>>>>>>>>>>>Swelling tummy. Vitamine
That eloquent sick man is a cyborg 
>>>>>>>>>>>>Down
>>>>>>>>>>>>Sick
>>>>>>>>>>>>Hot head
Cold hand-(s) PLURAL
>>>>>>>>>>>>Hot, hurt
>>>>>>>>>>>>Swelling tummy. Medicine
>>>>>>>>>>>>Swelling tummy. Vitamine 

SUE’S OFFICE

You listen the solstice fire dance 

Dance-ing light>>>>......>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
in the ice-ing night>>>>......>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Austin
Bill
Chow
Clara
Duane
Elikya
Jon
Liz
Mary
Matata
Nyota
Panbanisha 

Rob
Sherman
Sue 


In Sue’s office
The light-(s) PLURAL of the solstice
Many dance, some drink 

Yellow juice>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Lemon juice>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>.>Lemo&m&m&m&ade 
Coke and many vitamin-(s) PLURAL 
All dance, no hairy
You different
You domestic forest man

You want Sue
You like Sue
> You want to do Sue
You want to drink Sue 

It is your secret
Hide-ING here, in observation room 

Like the snake
>>>>>>>>>>>                        >You want Sue to break

You open Sue’s office
You feel the light-(s) PLURAL of the solstice
Many dance and many drink 


You touch Sue>>>>>>>>>>>>
Easy baby.
You want to do Sue>>>>>>>>>>>>
Sugar baby. 

>>> Pretend, point, pee
That is the dance of the hairy 


Men quiet in Sue’s office
You have a rock knife 

Tool of the eloquent savage

>>> Open mouth CAREFUL
Talk-ING mouth.
Talk-ING monster 


>>> You want to do Sue>>>>>>>>>>>>
You want to drink Sue>>>>>>>>>>>>
Cold kiss 

Austin, Bill, and Chow
Throw an Apple, a Ball and Chalk

Your arm break.
Red juice on the fridge
>>>>Hurt.
Cold hand-(s) PLURAL
Hot, hurt 


Austin, Bill, and Chow chase
You run
>>>>Bathroom, bedroom,
colony room, criss cross corners,
>>>>observation room 
You run
>>>>Throw a rock, 
You run
throw a flat rock 

>>>>Electric shock 

Cold hand-(s) PLURAL
Hot, hurt

You eloquent sick man in the cyborg

SOLSTICE #2

Back to the forest 

Back to before 

Look in the moon and wait
Look all that moon

Dance-ING light>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
in the ice-ING night>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You eloquent green man inside a cyborg 

/////



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A poem written in Yerkish, an artificial language developed for use by non-human primates. The language employs a computer-based keyboard whose keys contain lexigrams, symbols corresponding to objects or ideas. The language was made famous by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a psychologist and primatologist most known for her work with two bonobos, Kanzi and Panbanisha, investigating their linguistic and cognitive abilities.
The poem also makes links with the folkloric figure of the WILD MAN during the winter solstice ritual. The vegetal Green Man is a mythical figure that appears in the artwork and literature of medieval Europe, comparable to the satyr or faun type in classical mythology and to Silvanus, the Roman god of the woodlands.




 






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