|La Lunette d'Approche, Rene Magritte|
Out the Window
You tell me I'm blind
but I see too much.
I see the sea that isn’t there
paws padding over powderblue plains,
pale armadas riding the waves
cargoed with darkness;
the white dead faces of all the past,
their pincers and pins, their coals
I see no end.
|Mujer espiritu de la noche, Remedios Varo|
I tossed up from my heart the garland
that grew from invisible seed
for the moon-maid to wear in her hair,
saw only her drawn face snow-blinded
saw ice in her eisenglass stare
there's no help here,
just the moonmad maenad
with her white teeth that tear.
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Challenge: Words Count with Mama Zen
The ever succinct Mama Zen has asked us to look out of the window and see...darkness. The trick was keeping it to 50 words--so I cheated and separated my double vision.
Process notes: eisenglass = isinglass, properly, a transparent substance made from the swim bladders of fish used in cooking and parchment repair, but colloquially, a form of mica, per wikipedia:
"Thin transparent sheets of mica called "isinglass" were used for peepholes in boilers, lanterns, stoves, and kerosene heaters because they were less likely to shatter than glass when exposed to extreme temperature gradients. Such peepholes were also used in "isinglass curtains" in horse-drawn carriages and early 20th century cars."
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