Sunday, September 7, 2014



Darkness is luminous:
It bends as light.
Day is over:
It rises with night.

A clock is a statue;
A desert, a lake.
Sorrow is joy;
A festival, a wake.

The moon is the sun;
The universe, a box;
Truth, appearance;
Reality, paradox.

Originally posted on All Poetry (June 20, 2014) a

Ceci n'est pas une pipe


  1. One of the masters of visual irony is Rene Magritte. “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”—“This is not a pipe”—alludes to his famous painting, The Treachery of Images (1929).

    Another notable masterpiece of visual irony is Christ Destroys His Cross (1932) by Jose Clemente Orozco. In this lurid fresco, the meek, suffering Christ is transformed into a wild-eyed revolutionary who uses an axe to chop down the ignominious instrument of torture, oppression, and death. Irony many times over…


  2. The bows of the mighty are broken, while the tottering gird on strength.
    The well-fed hire themselves out for bread, while the hungry batten on spoil.
    The barren wife bears seven sons, while the mother of many languishes.—1 Samuel 2:4-5