Sunday, April 26, 2009

Narcissus-X Contemplates Flight Through the Ebon Abyss

Churning mass of umber-hued mire. Dark dither of dull dreams, drably parading past a review stand of petrified oligarchs.

Out! Narcissus-X rages: Out with you, sharp-edged nuggets of thought! Emerge from your prison! Narcissus-X, sinking as if alone in an oatmeal ocean.

Alone. The artist is a lonely one: pursuing what others cannot, or do not wish to, see; traveling paths made by - what?

Perhaps Narcissus-X the sleeping has already traversed these lands, leading the way for Narcissus-X the waking. If only Narcissus-X could meet Narcissus-X: could merge the waking and the sleeping mind.

Then - fly through the ebon abyss of night with all eyes open: those that see only light, and the eye of the mind which perceives what is seen, and can peer into the unseen: now and again catching an outline - a color - a movement. And return, as a ship in ancient times: returning from unknown lands with strange cargo.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Narcissus-X Ponders Porlockian Presences

Soulless circuits screaming hoarse cries, frenetic cadence shredding serenity: slumber's visions cloven, wavering, rippling; and gone. Narcissus-X reaches for the spectral shapes: grasps and holds - nothing.

Precious phantasm. Dream or vision, impression of a truth or the truth itself: it is gone.

Metronome of madness, watcher of the hours, perfidious sentinel of sleep: the porlockian presence shall not despoil the domain of dreams again. Narcissus-X has paper, pen, and lamp at hand, should shrill alarms again disturb the portals of dream.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Narcissus-X Ponders Aspiration

Noble schemes seldom forfeit,
Braver deeds often fail,
Than trying to carry water
In an old, rusty pail.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Narcissus-X Contemplates the Suchness of Forms

Qantas and quatloos, quivers of quail:
Mountains of elephants packed like a snail.
Merfolk in desert, camel on ice:
Cats are like giants for krill in a pail.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Narcissus-X Broods on Day of the Taxes

April 15: A sixth part of the quarter, beloved interval of the Philistine.

And Lear cried out, "I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness; / I never gave you kingdom, call'd you children, / You owe me no subscription."

At least something, somewhere, somehow, was not taxed: if only in the realms of dream summoned forth by the Bard of Avon.

But Narcissus-X taxed must be, and much taxed with regret that so much time is lost forever, collecting records, filling forms, filing financial facts. Time in which Narcissus-X could have traversed the charcoal-clouded vastness of Xanadu's dream.

But now the forms are gone, cast into the bureaucratic abyss from whence they came: and art may live again.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Narcissus-X Contemplates Night Winds

Fears, avaunt! Not for naught does Narcissus-X breathe the clear, cold, air of night throughout the cobwebbed halls of fevered imaginings, driving out gibbering goblins of gloom and glowing-eyed ghosts of forgotten dreams.

Dust departed, Lemuria done, wind subsides, the halls are empty. No sound, no soft tread of shoeless foot on stone, no muffled creak of door or window.

No inspiration.

Narcissus-X traverses the halls. Steps echo in seeming answer.

Has more than fear fled? Narcissus-X will search the night.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Narcissus-X Broods on Kumquats, Voids, and Pistachios

Elysian kumquats of dubious intent hover forlornly about the works of Narcissus-X. Sunlit skies and lusterless grass fail to excite aesthetic embarkations. Narcissus-X broods on blank expanse: vast desert devoid of detail, inspired or plebeian.

Narcissus-X has visions: visions of vast voids, vacuums vacantly abiding where inspirations once flew.

Is the muse on furlough? Absence may make the heart grow fonder: but drives the artist mad.

Can inspiration fly without wings of fancy?

Whither pistachio almond ice cream?

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Narcissus-X and the Easter Platypus

The Easter Bunny delivers eggs. The eggs come from somewhere. Perhaps the Easter Bunny lays eggs. Bunnys are rabbits. Rabbits are mammals. Mammals don't lay eggs. Except for the platypus: mud-dwelling monotreme.

Has Narcissus-X penetrated the veil, raised the curtain, revealed the truth?

Is the Easter Bunny a platypus? Or, mayhap, an echidna?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Narcissus-X Contemplates Distant Sakura

Narcissus-X walks adumbral paths, abides at times in the grotto of velvet coal, often dwells in lands beneath the obsidian sky. Narcissus-X travels anagogic paths of shade and trenchant chasms of phenomena: searching for light.

Light: effulgence of torrid Xemx; scintillating ephemera; or unwavering gaze of Sol, beyond Earth's umbra.

Light: coruscating shaft of mind's comprehension; unwavering glare of hard, sharp fact; creative flare; imagination's guide.

Light of the mind guides, illumines: sunlight or darkness.

Light of the eyes: color, clouds of white and pink. Wonder of these days.

Mayor's gift to Gallic child's dream, roofless Mall, Philadelphia's loss and Maryland's cost: Beauty abounding, gentle symbol of valiant land, darkness leaves its mark but blooms return. Cuttings return to ancestral lands after three score and nine.

Three more, and a century has passed since Arakawa River's shade arrived on Potomac's shores.

Narcissus-X remains in land of ice and flood, but a portion of Narcissus-X travels to sakuran scenes.

Light of the eyes pleases, informs. Light of the mind endures.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Narcissus-X Contemplates Wonders Seen but Not Possessed

Silence that does not quiet, quiet that soothes the ear but not the mind, darkness that wraps all in imponderable probabilities of descending thought.

Narcissus-X accepts the night, seeks solace on ebon paths whose shadows reveal, more than hide, the trees, the towers, the dim doorways of beckoning vision. For beyond those doorways lie vistas of wonder: dark and light, color and shade, swirling maelstrom and pointed angles of dimensional dendritic expression.

Could but Narcissus-X bring a branch, a pebble, a single scrap from those vistas glimpsed in dream into the world of sight.

Vista seen in dream
Iridescent black and gray
Wonders may not leave

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