We didn’t realize what a spectacle we’d made
of all of our mixed-up, discarded pieces
Fodder for others’ photobooks now
Measuring women by an unspoken sliding scale.
This German playwright breaks down an ideal way to spend the day. Funny how prescriptions from centuries gone by can still be entirely apt today.
“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.”
– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I want to capture light in darkness,
Illumination wearing Zorro’s mask,
As it hides in corners and cupboards and closets
Snickering proudly over its swift elusion.
I want to see beyond the edges
Of the shapes and curves of lovers, buildings –
Halos of color that saturate the empty space,
Playfully waiting as you count to ten.
I want to see the Northern Lights.
“Close your eyes,” they offer in near whisper.
And as blindness gives way, fractals join hands –
a luminous dance, a reverie