Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Image And Word Stuff
Jahsonic's always worth a look. It informs us the work of Nathanael West is now in the public domain. I remember reading his books when I was digging alternative American literature a lot. It's ok stuff.
My lady’s eyes appear to be
Like brimming pools of ecstasy,
Deep wells, from which the twinkles flow
Unceasingly as on they go
To charm me with their witchery;
Mayhap an easy prey they see,
Enmeshed by their dexterity;
I can’t protest; they thrill me so—
My lady’s eyes.
Although they gaze alluringly,
Appealing with such potentcy,
Oft times in them I see a glow
Which warns me that I should go slow,
For then, you know, I really see
My lady lies!
—Rondeau by Nathanael West
I have subversively coupled this with another image which I found at I Love Graffiti. Sleep tight.