Through derision of Humanity as it appears—, To arrive at respect for man as he shall be—, Accept the tremendous truth of Futurism UNSCREW your capability of absorption and grasp the elements of Life—Whole. LET the Universe flow into your consciousness, there is no limit to its capacity, nothing that it shall not re-create. DIE in the Past Live in the Future. Here are the fallow-lands of mental spatiality that Futurism will clear—. Mina Loy, poet and painter, was a charter member of the generation that—beginning in 1912 with the founding of Poetry magazine—launched the modernist revolution in poetry in the United States. LOOKING on the past you arrive at “Yes,” but before you can act upon it you have already arrived at “No.”. THROUGH derision of Humanity as it appears—, TO arrive at respect for man as he shall be—, ACCEPT the tremendous truth of Futurism These are the primary tentatives towards independence. Destroy them, and you cease to be at the mercy of yourself. Acceptance, of Inspiration. Misery is in the disintegration of Joy; Mina Loy Aphorisms on Futurism. DIE in the Past Live in the Future. Mina Loy online is a collection of poems and essays written by Mina Loy (1882-1966). CEASE to build up your personality with the ejections of irrelevant minds. Life is only limited by our prejudices. TO your blushing we shout the obscenities, we scream the blasphemies, that you, being weak, whisper alone in the dark. The velocity of velocities arrives in starting.                         —Knick-knacks.—. BUT the smallest person, potentially, is as great as the Universe. AND believing yourself to be free—your least conception is colored by the pigment of retrograde superstitions. THERE are no excrescences on the absolute, to which man may pin his faith. In pressing the material to derive its essence, matter becomes deformed. Intellect, of Intuition; The movement, which ran from 1909-1944, was marked by a series of manifestos published by its members. Acceptance, of Inspiration. LOVE the hideous in order to find the sublime core of it. BUT the Future is only dark from outside.Leap into it—and it EXPLODES with Light. BUT to readjust activity to the peculiarity of your own will. THE mind is a magician bound by assimilations; let him loose and the smallest idea conceived in freedom will suffice to negate the wisdom of all forefathers. Consciousness cannot spontaneously accept or reject new forms, as offered by creative genius; it is the new form, for however great a period of time it may remain a mere irritant—that molds consciousness to the necessary amplitude for holding it. Not to be a cipher in your ambiente, OPEN your arms to the dilapidated; rehabilitate them. “Aphorisms on Futurism” was first published in photographer Alfred Stieglitz’s magazine Camera Work in January of 1914. Love of others is the appreciation of oneself. Loy’s brief time with the futurists marks the greatest creative output of her career. HERE are the fallow-lands of mental spatiality that Futurism will clear—. WHAT can you know of expansion, who limit yourselves to compromise? Making place for whatever you are brave enough, beautiful enough to draw out of the realized self. AND form hurtling against itself is thrown beyond the synopsis of vision. YOU prefer to observe the past on which your eyes are already opened. NOT to accept experience at its face value. THE Future is limitless—the past a trail of insidious reactions. Love the hideous in order to find the sublime core of it. Die in the Past You prefer to observe the past on which your eyes are already opened. THUS shall evolve the language of the Future. Leaving all those The velocity of velocities arrives in starting. Looking on the past you arrive at “Yes,” but before you can act upon it you have already arrived at “No.”. Intellect, of Intuition; Loy’s brief time with the futurists marks the greatest creative output of her career. THE velocity of velocities arrives in starting. But the smallest person, potentially, is as great as the Universe. Loy sees the female body as a site of resistance, and advocates affirmation and growth rather than destruction. LIFE is only limited by our prejudices. Live in the Future. The straight line and the circle are the parents of design, form the basis of art; there is no limit to their coherent variability. But the Future is only dark from outside. AND form hurtling against itself is thrown beyond the synopsis of vision. BUT in the Future, by inspiring the people to expand to their fullest capacity, the great man proportionately must be tremendous—a God. MAY your egotism be so gigantic that you comprise mankind in your self-sympathy. May your egotism be so gigantic that you comprise mankind in your self-sympathy. Destroy them, and you cease to be at the mercy of yourself. Leap into it—and it Explodes with Light. And form hurtling against itself is thrown beyond the synopsis of vision. There are no excrescences on the absolute, to which man may pin his faith. THEREFORE you stand not only in abject servitude to your perceptive consciousness—, BUT also to the mechanical re-actions of the subconsciousness, that rubbish heap of race-tradition—. For the smallest people live in the greatest houses.