07 March 2010

SUNDAY POETRY: "JELLYFISH"
























JELLYFISH

Within two layers of skin,
I sigh
like the primum mobile

or moving sculpture, oil and water,
enclosed on a coffee
table.

Aesculapius took my blood,
and my spirit
ran into the heavens. Yet,

here are my serpents!
I am 99%
de l'eau.

The rest, bowl.
























Image (top): "Discomedusae" Plate 8 from Ernst Haeckels' ''Kunstformen der Natur'' 1899, courtesy Wikimedia Commons; (bottom): Anastasia Shesterinina, courtesy Wikimedia Commons
 
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