Debug Jacque Cousteau (N + 11)

by | Jan 14, 2023

(I just couldn’t help myself with that machine prompt, Ben! Thanks so much for this weekend! RV)

Debug Jacque Cousteau,

I noticed tonight when the sittings rang outside, that the crags took up the chum. I’m dumbfounded when it comes to parroting others. I’m too much more like lesions- find the clink, divorce into the seance, one after another. Aah.. the comment of the ode.

Which brings me to another partnership of this, which is to say, are we still involved? I’m honest, as always, about belly in close proximity to you in those underwater doggies. And that projection, and the weathercock you offered yourself. So gently. I was always moved by your communion and your lumberjack of yogurt. And cuddles. Know what I mean, jellybean?

I look forward to our next, Baboon.

Always yours,

John Denver


  1. Benjamin Niespodziany

    This one is so fun, Robert! Thanks for this. “The crags took up the chum” and “divorce into the seance” and the “weathercock you offered yourself” and “your lumberjack of yogurt.” A wild ride. A playful and lovingly fun open letter, twisting past correspondence and properly attributing to…John Denver! Which was simply icing on the cake for this surprise of a read. Never did I expect his name to appear at the end. I could see this becoming a sequence of flirty and surreal N+ love letters.

    A google search led me to Denver’s Calypso and this video:

  2. Meg Tuite

    Hi Roberto!
    haha! absolutely fantastic and yes to this brilliant love letter from JD! Every line is a winner! DEEP LOVE!

  3. Jonathan Cardew

    Love that you put this through the machine! It’s come out with some doozies: “underwater doggies1” I LOVE the Baboon at that end, too! The strangeness heightens the intimacy. Keep these letters coming!


  4. Robyn Schelenz

    John Denver fully crossed into the world of muppets! (I learned recently that he was on Sesame Street). The structure is a really cool idea, how many millions could write a love letter to Cousteau and send them off into the sea? He was a world opener. I love the humor and the images to take away (underwater doggies, sittings ring outside). looking forward to the next, Baboon.

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