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GROUND ZERO : 00/00/00 (Post 9/11 Edition) - by Ludo CHRONOS

This is the Post 9/11 Edition of Ludo Chronos's renowned volume of poetry 'Ground Zero', originally published over eight months before the tragic events of the 11th Septembeer 2001. In this volume Ludo Chronos has added a special cycle of verse inspired by the events of 9/11. The additional cycle of poems is entitled 'The Space Between'. All of the volume has been revised and re-edited into a completely new format than the original 'Blue Edition' (which was printed in blue ink on blue paper with only one phrase of a poem in red ink). The present volume is specially designed to offer readers an optimum reading experience.

" - I step into the starless depths, garland of night draped over my chest. I grow into the infinite spaces, time, are you ready to meet me now ? You will know me when you find me, you will expect me when I have arrived."  Ludo Chronos

Bnus Features of this Edition: This volume includes inspirational quotations and images throughout. It includes five verse cycles, each self-contained and complete in itself, though the whole is meant to read as a sequence for maximum reading pleasure. The entire volume has been designed to appear like a 'real book' and is free of all typographic errors or faults. It is a unique reading experience and the first in a series of 'virtual books' to be released by Living Time Digital.

Poetic Contents of this Work:
Though it may not help you decide if this book will be of interest to you, here is a list of all the poems included in this new edition, divided according to the sections they appear in:

Poet Opiate: in the night / ground zero / human am I / the starless depths / in love with oblivion / time lost / poet opiate / the same vein

Lotophagi, or The Song of the Lotus Eaters: let me / the kiss of the naked / the lotus mantra / song without words / when you know / zephyrus / the whole thing / what can you do?

The Space Between: a bird in flight / babel u.s.a. / terror is... / 'luck' is gone / man of ash / 00/00/00 / last of london / prayer to no God

The New Life: j & t / night flight / poor old saint-exupéry / the dreamless man / the watering hole / out the midnight sea / the eternal song / sweet as

Songs for the Psychoreligious: soy! / what was the thing about love? / these three things ... / unmarried – unmarred / death-dance - / hello mr. neutron bomb! / soundless / the remake

Extract 1:
in the night

I wake in the night
and I know
that
the world
that I dream
is as real as that which I see

I walk in the light that I see
and I know
that
I will not
fall down or falter

here all we accomplish
is really gained
and all
that we lose
- is really lost

until we regain it again

DO NOT DOUBT
THAT
THE DREAM IS REAL
BUT
LIVE IN YOUR DREAMS
AS YOU
LIVE IN THE LIGHT OF DAY

Extract 2:
human am I

feelings are buried
within this body
- yet I do not
feel at all

my feet have fallen
by the roadside
I have outrun
- my soul -

storm in a crystal,
lightning
inside,
angel
dust
- I am blown aside

I cannot tell you
where I am
nor say
where I
have been
thoughts unthought
and words unresounding

pages unwritten
the canvas blank

my face is buried
in the gutter
drunken
drug-dazed

human am I

A Quote from this Volume:
IN ENDLESS SPACE countless luminous spheres, round each of which some dozen smaller illuminated ones revolve, hot at the core and covered over with a cold, hard crust - on this crust a mouldy film has produced living and knowing beings. This is the truth experienced by us, Reality, the World. Yet for a being who thinks, it is a precarious position to stand on one of those numberless spheres freely floating in boundless space, without knowing where we come from or where we are going, and to be only one among innumerable similar creatures that throng, press and toil, restlessly and rapidly arising and passing away in beginningless and never-ending time. - ” (Arthur Schopenhauer)

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