Tuesday, October 2, 2007
tuesday's word: tongue
andy warhol, querelle poster, 1982
mobile muscular tissue, covered with mucous membrane, located in the mouth, facilitating taste, mastication, +, in humans, speech
language, speech (‘lingua,’ literally ‘tongue’)
flap of material under shoe laces
clapper; metal pendulum inside a bell that sounds by beating against the bell’s sides
‘to tongue’ = to lick or explore with the tongue
old english ‘tunge’ from proto-germanic ‘tungon’ from proto-indo-european ‘dnghwa-,’ all meaning ‘tongue, speech, language’
“just me + george + billie holiday dancing slow + close.
“i see it coming from a long way off. his head is so still, his eyes on my lips. his lips stick together as they come apart. such a slow + graceful descent, the way his lips land just right on my lips, round + firm soft too.
“whisker rub. his tongue in my mouth, a perfect french inhale. it is a kind of swoon. something in george collapses too. or we both do. who knows, at that moment, you can’t really tell us apart.
“in everything’s that light + gay, i'll always think of you that way.
“it is the longest kiss i'd ever kissed.”
--tom spanbauer, now is the hour, 2006
Posted by Joe at 5:37 AM