El sueño de la razón produce monstruos.
When reason sleeps, monsters are born
… threshing from side to side
… mouth open at the pillow’s edge
… flapping fiercely as the sharp hook breaks through dry lips and roots in the roof of the mouth
… shadows walk and talk in silk cocoons
… memory’s greasy pig races through the ring sliding through the hands
… uncertainty rushing upwards to daylight and grief on dawn’s altar
… some forgotten crime that returns each night to hunt and haunt
… pouring forth grief as a tap pours water
… subliminal ablutions on one’s knees at each station of the cross
… black beads hanging from outstretched arms
… a clacking of necklaces
… of rosaries and false teeth
… white and bright and spotted with fool’s gold
… counterfeit mirror of corpulence with flesh and bloody hands handcuffed like a rabbit in the headlights of this oncoming crash
… the car’s bones lying beached on the bleached white shores of an illusion
… continuous clicking of claws and clacking racket of needles knitting outwards
… a tall guillotine with curtains moving
… a knife edge unseen on the wind slicing the body’s earthbound cage of skin and bone
… a white rabbit lives in the moon
… burrowing back into the long dark tunnel of night
… the fly’s brief high-pitched note
… a black mote angry against the cobweb net
… wild words waging war
… harsh black scars hack tracks across the wilderness …
3 thoughts on “Obsidian’s Edge 25”
The Badgers, eh? I have just been reading your About page. I went to a conference there and delivered a paper / seminar (2000). I loved the city: a great place to be.
Thanks, Tanya. The Spanish quote is from Goya, of course. I have done a dream sequence at hourly intervals all through the night. I was wondering whether or not to include it and then went ahead anyway. Each dream sequence is slightly different in structure and uses iterative thematic imagery as its creative base. I hope it work and I a so glad you like it. And yes: it is very different.
Fascinating and vivid dream sequence, Roger. This is very different from the other Obsidian’s Edge pieces, yet I hear echoes of some of the former imagery…much like a real dream, I think.
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