August, year of twenty!

August mist with an earthy scent

rejuvenates devil’s ivy, as summer ends.

variegated leaves-

white, in green

–esthetic in spring!

 

While polaroids hang on the wall,

crescent tapestry floating aside

faces luminous of those once allied-

absent, in presence

–hazed in dust!

 

And, the books stacked with care

illuminate the mind with bliss so pure

gnostic transcendence evokes-

power, in consciousness

–locked in memor!

 

As I sit and write these words in ease

year of twenty seems much less peeve

serendipity resumes-

content, in qualm

–expressive in time!

 

-Sanjana Singh // 13.08.2020

 

Reminiscences of Oneiros – III

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Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ, A Eunuch’s Dream, 1874. Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art (clevelandart.org)

A. Rosario del Alma

Himeros, beside his two apotheosized intimates,

takes the maiden on an odyssey to Tarifa of Iberia.

unwinding at a diner, her eyes wander the baroque-style quarters in meditation,

an abrupt thought surfaces– clausura neuroses!

the maiden turns to Himeros to address the essential, “Alabahun, banish to the land of sin”.

dismayed, alarmed, and unvexed the intimates commence a loud wrangle,

while the contempt maiden walks out towards the Pillars of Hercules.

 

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Tantalus – H. Goltzius Cornelius (1588)

B. Tantalean Punishments

An oneiric emanates with Tántalos seated upon the Elysian Alps,

his eyes shifting onto the clear-lake,

discerns the majestic hypsypops rubicundus treading Adam’s ale.

tempted, he dives onto the mere,

as Zeus casts his bane, and he vanishes onto the other side of Erda.

 

this time, amused on an unknown journey in a caravan,

while shorty the ride halts, and its crowd egresses.

inquisitive, he follows the droves of people,

onto the cold sleet- barefoot, inducing the agōn, the Ταντάλειοι τιμωρίαι!

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Charles Bridge Old Town Side – Pavel Yashine/Yachine (1950-60)

C. Bolzano’s City of Hundred Spires

the creatour finds herself with Poe’s detective,

as he lights a smoke, and hands her the scribbled map.

both leaning onto the rails of the bridge,

overlook the sun glitters and ethereal pink-cerulean skies.

in bliss, they stroll around the city of hundred spires in search of the canaries,

unearthing burghs’ parts unknown.

Plato (left) and Aristotle (right) from The School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio.
Plato (left) and Aristotle (right)
from The School of Athens
by Raffaello Sanzio.

D. Aphḗnontas tēn Lúkeion Akadēmía

the door opens, and the creatour walks on the halls of Lyceum,

foyer full of studēns engaged in Mythopoeic legends and chatter.

a sudden abject displeasure arises,

as she glances at the groups of desultory academics and regius professors.

lust of avarice reflecting from their eyes, the essence of filius philosophorum receding,

as the fatuous and idle ones brazenly engage in baloney.

disheartened and drained, the self walks out of the academy onto the clear light,

and the oneiric crumbles.

 

-SS//25.07.2020

 

Enantiodromia

solar plexus, the E note in union

blow the cornucopia, awakening empusa

thunder, wind, and rains in apotheosis

gaze on the cthonic planet.

 

a young creatour absorbed in eleusinian mysteries

lays on the Tunisian carpet, the “jar of manna”

the mogra candle lit, leaf climbers swaying

while an incense smell escapes the ecclesia spiritualis.

 

ecstatic with the cherchez la femme,

and mundane acts of life,

she excites the pure, puer aeternus.

the filius sapientiae paints the worn out walls, rejuvenating Anahata.

 

-itsa2amgrunge//07.07.2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messalina & Psyche’s Agōnía

strolling around the eyes fell upon Messalina,

eyes hypnotized and inquisitive falls prey to the agōnía of Valeria.

ecstatic the psyche strolled down on an odyssey towards sensualism, devotion, unrequited variety, and misery,

the empress assuaged and cherished the psyche until one midnight she gave the psyche the voluptuous gaze- and now the psyche would never be the same.

the psyche fairly cherished her, until one day she kissed her ally,

enraptured at dusk, only at dawn to find her with a bloke,

the psyche squelching the sorrow accords frēondscipe.

days go by, the bond heightens into an exquisite paradise,

Valeria caresses the psyche with warmth, visits práh to delight her intimate.

 

the psyche suffers eternal anxiety and misery in the course of quadrāgintā,

Melissa barely anywhere to be found, until one day the velum Valeria hoists

trecherie, trecherie- deprimere,

the psyche eschapers as an epiphany emanates- never ever lie with the licentious empress of the papacy.

16/05/2020

-SS

 

 

 

Reminiscences of Oneiros – II

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Arthurian Passages from The History of The Kings of Britain – Geoffrey of Monmouth (1848)

A. Oneroi Fæder ~ Villa Valmiki, Ballua

psyche awakens in an accustom abode

(fæder), “Awaken, awaken!

village of Valmiki, Ballua calls

Ahmiyatmou spiti demands aid”

befuddled, the self rouses in realis- astounded- perceive the face of the fæder beaming.

 

B. Oneroi Innana & Dumuzid ~ Mangal Missus

Dumuzi caresses Innana in venerus,

thereupon, corralled Enkimdu gratifying goddess Innana.

reiectus, reiectus– dimensions cambiare- another fabrica arises within the oneroi!

a missus diverts Dumuzi’s attention to a Philoi- a moment of profound glare.

long-lost facies surface,

as another missus emerges- the warrior of Mars- “سانجانه ~ in nocte consilium”.

 

C. Oneroi Mōdor ~ Altera domi

cherished conforten- my gaea,

conforter!

a tranquil shift to the walls of old domi,

the matured routine of soaring up the stairs resurfaces- son of Ya’aqobh smouldering the herb of Taina, smiling- enter the seminar.

to find an Aryan guru, illuminating Sindhu.

as a hamsa reaches from behind evoking poignant gewær!

 

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The Nightmare (Henry Fuseli, 1781)

D. Yfel Hypnagogique Narcolepsies

the body shudders, uneasy aesthet.

the old hag utters his grim- casting the loud agnostic bane.

agonizing- psychasthenia provoking, the body veiled- aches.

utter perturbation- as the petrified narcolepsy alters onto an oneroi. 

resurgence– (expunged- succinct minutiae, transiently lost) missus from the warrior of Mars!

in ictu oculi – the bewildered psukhē awakens.

-ss//21-22.04.2020