Acrostics • 18 March 2008

B elief
I s
B lasphemy
L ovingly
E ncoded

C rossing
O ver
I nto
T he
U nderworld
S afely

These are from Daniel Higgs’ 2007 book, Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot. No wonder this Cd/Book drives reviewers to eloquence. Here’s his label, Thrilljockey: Higgs has wedded his music and his visual art into a singular being, meant to be encountered as a conjuring force similar to that of the tarot experience.

As any proper druid with Wikipedia knows, in Norse mythology, Yggdrasil, aka the World Tree, connects the nine cosmological worlds…. Passing into Christian folklore, the tree is said to connect heaven and earth. In his relentless pursuit of the indivisible, Higgs travels up and down this spine and hatches a new transubstantiation of sound and image into life-form.


Anyway, the implication is that you’re implicated, like a caustic acrostic spelling out your name. I wrote one for Vanessa, and one for CP. Maybe some more to come…

E verything
A fter
S econdseries
Y oga 

K osmic
A narchy
R arely
M akes