Today is John Cage’s birthday, and it’s a big one. There are lots of composers, musicians, and writers who are honoring him today, this month, and this year. My little tribute to Cage is this set of three mesostics 1 on his name. Cage constructed his mesostics using a lot of different methods during his lifetime, often using literary works for inspiration. I’ll not delve much deeper into my methodology here as not to bore you any further, other than to say that the sources for these words are taken from Wikipedia articles, chosen with the help of the “Random Article” feature (details below).
Three Mesostics for John Cage by David MacDonald 5 September 2012 1 conJecture, althOugh unclear, establisHed liviNg Connections in Addition to buildinG local tiEs. 2 subJect tO a gHostly imprisoNment when a faCility in mArrakech have been observinG thE embassy 3 obJective: crOssing furtHer to the laNd transmitting the Codewords. Advance very quickly alonG thE division
If you’re really curious, here are my source articles, in order:
Enough about me. Go write your own!