Friday, February 7, 2014

A Midsummer Night's Dream

from the ballet of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare
Of the ballet, Wiki says:
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a two-act ballet choreographed by George Balanchine to Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music for Shakespeare's play of the same name. In addition to the incidental music, Balanchine incorporated other Mendelssohn works into the ballet including Overtures to Athalie, Son and Stranger, and The Fair Melusine, Symphony No. 9 for Strings and The First Walpurgis Night. A Midsummer Night's Dream is Balanchine's first completely original full-length ballet, and premiered at New York City Ballet on January 17, 1962.

Burning The Dross

We wove complicated
spells of entangled dreaming
because it was right
for us to lift off
and float in mid-air in knots
of our own making,
limbs pinned back and cuffed
like some fetishist might do,
striving for the heights
of hot sensation
burning off all the drab ways
of the same old thing.

September 4, 2010 9:13 AM


  1. There must be many levels on which this is true. Yet, the 'higher' the level, the less it seems to be of our making.

  2. Floating through life
    Shipwrecked albatross
    Ditrious rized to the level
    Of gem stone covered
    Memories remain seen though
    Through the ditrious haze
    Shipwrecked albatross
    Floating lost
    Some things gotta change
    Choppy seas beget sick
    Firm ground, complete loss
    Never been cut out for
    This shit
    Special ed scarecrow
    God driven
    Riddled middens
    Of a precieved life
    Special ed scarecrow
    Home with no young ones
    Bed with no wife
    Gonna grow wings
    Learn to fly
    Shipwrecked no more
    Albatross gotta go
    Memories of a life remain
    Ditrious riddled middens
    God driven living
    Giving a special ed scarecrow
    A place indoors, view of the sky
    With room to grow

    1. I can't resist suggesting that "ditrious" might be "detritus".


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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