Thursday, November 15, 2012

Dürer: Six Pillows

Albrecht Dürer Sechs Kissen (Six Pillows), 1493

A pillow-fight-crossword on paper,
two across, three down, each character

is crosshatched, sculpted, made stand
up for itself, a face pulled

and patted, twisted, plumped
tipsy and crumple-drunk

as insomnia (a lamp left on
numbingly bright in the brain)

or it might be impressions left
by three couples who’ve slipped

out for something, their pillows
keeping their talks on hold.

1 comment:

Pearl said...

relieved to see your addition at the Magma blog. muddled syntax as defining poetry was an alarming post.