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Sunday, 17 May 2009

Another Obscure Reverie

File:Emperor Gum Moth.jpg

Kitties came and went all night long
2:30--5:30 a.m.
as in a curious furry nightmare
moth fluttering around the room in the dark

way too late for the radiant world... or is it?

That's the sphere of the lux and
the lumen, spurned
at your own risk --
the dark and the strange, or luminous

and unlucky

Emperor Gum Moth (Opodiphthera eucalypti)
: photo by Fir0002, 2004

Moth Dance: Arthur Dove, 1929 (National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)


Dale said...

Tom, I love this poem: the "lux" and the "lumen," the "unlucky". Thanks for posting this one.

TC/BTP said...

Thanks to you, Dale.

Speaking of unlucky, is it just me, or is that lower moth giving us a bit of the old mal occhio?