duets with other poets – the mirror obscura

The Boy in The Red Vest

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are.

If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”

-Oscar Wilde


How sweet the dance she made

the poet’s quill quiver

That twirled the jealous stars

swirling the ensemble

Out of their constellations

into dark incantations

And made the envious moon dip

sapphire water pythons slither

Beneath earth’s curtain

the stars assemble 

With an embarrassment equaled

by virtuosity unfurled

Only by morning’s reticence

will this faerie’s bright wings shiver

To light the eastern sky

her spell cast so able

That would call the music to an end.

the moulin dims until she sails again

Endless nights!

bonnes nuits !


Would such things could be.

à paris elle danses sur l’éternité

K.A.Brace (The Mirror Obscura)

chrétien marc valentin

(© 27 mai 2014)

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