All literature is but a fossil –
a skeleton in the closets of history
until approached with interest;
curiosity is a magic key.
Suffuse words with fresh realities!
but avoid turpentine, please.
Somehow texts must be defossilized
& fomaldehyde makes an interesting drink.
Though paint thinner works well enough
poetry dissolves many stereotypical links!
You are more than a fossil –
so keep away from absinthe.
To analyse discourse rationally
something better than fomaldehyde is needed.
The dead are all around us –
so keep moving!
Reading is a sort of magic
& it's worth remembering –
errors are seldom as they first seem.
|Shu:||(coughing) Isn't there's too much crap here?|
|Ella:||Agreed. The poem should be fermented.|
|Juanita:||(sipping some wine) Or festooned as fey & fickle folly!|