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A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

30 April 2013
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A silver Luciferservescocaine in cornucopiaTo some somnambulistsof adolescent thighsdrapedin satirical draperiesPeris in liveryprepareLethefor posthumous parvenuesDelirious Avenueslitwith the chandelier soulsof infusoriafrom Pharoah’s tombstonesleadto mercurial doomsdaysOdious oasisin furrowed phosphorous—-the eye-white sky-lightwhite-light districtof lunar lusts—-Stellectric signs“Wing shows on Starway”“Zodiac carrousel”Cyclonesof ecstatic dustand ashes whirlcrusadersfrom hallucinatory citadelsof shattered glassinto evacuate cratersA flock of dreams browse on NecropolisFrom the shoresof oval oceansin the oxidized OrientOnyx-eyed Odalisquesand ornithologistsobservethe flightof Eros obsoleteAnd “Immortality”mildews…in the museums of the moon“Nocturnal cyclops”“Crystal concubine”———-Pocked with personificationthe fossil virgin of the skieswaxes and wanes——

~ Mina Loy



Painting: Reflejo lunar (Lunar reflection) by Remedios Varo   ᔥ wiki

Lunar Baedeker

A silver Lucifer
serves
cocaine in cornucopia

To some somnambulists
of adolescent thighs
draped
in satirical draperies

Peris in livery
prepare
Lethe
for posthumous parvenues

Delirious Avenues
lit
with the chandelier souls
of infusoria
from Pharoah’s tombstones

lead
to mercurial doomsdays
Odious oasis
in furrowed phosphorous—-

the eye-white sky-light
white-light district
of lunar lusts

—-Stellectric signs
“Wing shows on Starway”
“Zodiac carrousel”

Cyclones
of ecstatic dust
and ashes whirl
crusaders
from hallucinatory citadels
of shattered glass
into evacuate craters

A flock of dreams
browse on Necropolis

From the shores
of oval oceans
in the oxidized Orient

Onyx-eyed Odalisques
and ornithologists
observe
the flight
of Eros obsolete

And “Immortality”
mildews…
in the museums of the moon

“Nocturnal cyclops”
“Crystal concubine”
———-
Pocked with personification
the fossil virgin of the skies
waxes and wanes——

~ Mina Loy

Painting: Reflejo lunar (Lunar reflection) by Remedios Varo wiki

#mina loy #poetry #remedios varo #surrealism

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