flame star dragon
It could play your brain
with linear light
Your head a game
The Geek Oracle always has a different approach to its messages.
blue sea shines
in dream languages
a thousand winds rocking
chanting enormous sleep
The Oracle was feeling philosophical I guess. Things do look different depending on context…
I’m interrupting my NaPoWriMo magnetic poetry series for a day to interject my response to Jane Dougherty’s Sunday Strange Microfiction Challenge from two Sundays ago.
“How can you shift what would have been the border?”
This one folds out; it’s collaged on a political mailer I got for last fall’s primary election. I’ve been wanting to try one of these for awhile, and the painting Jane posted worked perfectly.
It also continues a series of “What She Saw” responses to Jane’s prompts.
I’m behind on Jane’s microfiction challenges, but the paintings are in a folder, and I’ll get to them as I have time. The angels are on my mind for sure.
Back to the Magnetic Oracle tomorrow.
Sue Vincent’s prompt this week, “Enigma”, is a photo of two standing stones. The Magnetic Oracle chose to see them as having their own spirits, rather than being inhabited by malicious or unlucky humans who have been transformed.
as verdant air wanders
stones breathe ancient light
into roots of
ferocious fever of wild ocean
drinking colored fire
of melting sky
born breathing broken glass
from magic windows
laughing voices dazzle with joy
As Nina said in her post, the “Matisse and American Art” exhibit did not allow photography…but if you are in the area, you should definitely take the time to go and see it. There are many wonderful works by both Matisse and artists who have paid homage to his work.
One piece that attracted me immediately was by Janet Taylor Pickett, and to our delight there was an entire show in the museum based on a series she had done responding to Matisse. Her creative spirit is definitely kin to mine.
Other works that delighted: a Nick Cave soundsuit.
and several words by master collage artist Romare Bearden. This one shows Circe and Odysseus.
Painter George Innes is from Montclair, and has his own room full of mysterious light.
And the Museum also has a fine collection of Native American art.
It was fun to visit with Nina and her family, and to celebrate her birthday in the company of Matisse and friends.