don’t you just love how along a line there’s a word that signifies a lit fuse spitting in a milk bottle watch out reader stand away this poem is about to l a u n c h into some parallels unexpected revelatory (or dull) fresh takes on the familiar: car-crash, swan, a vase falling floorward do it I'm so ready to be arrested by outré ways of looking at water -birds &c.
Image: c/- Rijksmuseum on wikimedia commons. One of a pair of porcelain swans are small versions of the famous large porcelain birds from the Meissen porcelain factory. From 1749 onwards, the successful Paris dealer Lazare Duvaux had several pairs of similar swans fashioned into candelabra. This pair may have come from his shop. A bit of silliness inspired partly by Marianne Moore’s poem ‘No Swan so Fine‘ and this amazing construction.
And for music this morning, here’s West African (Burkina Faso) singer song-writer Amadou Balake (1944 – 2014) with Taximen (dedicated to all those drivers out there making their way through the streets of Ouagadougou ) (Youtube)
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Love this Peter! But oh, that poor swan!!!
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