Louche Lad (bombasticus) wrote,
Louche Lad
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The New (Interior) Suns


Land of the Mangaboos. Jess, 1955. Oil on burlap.

"Your Highness," said he, "I will now proceed to prove my magic by creating two suns that you have never seen before; also I will exhibit a Destroyer much more dreadful that your Clinging Vines." So he placed Dorothy upon one side of him and the boy upon the other and set a lantern upon each of their heads. "Don't laugh," he whispered to them, "or you will spoil the effect of my magic." Then, with much dignity and a look of vast importance upon his wrinkled face, the Wizard got out his match-box and lighted the two lanterns. The glare they made was very small when compared with the radiance of the six great colored suns; but still they gleamed steadily and clearly. The Mangaboos were much impressed.

"His fantasies are taken to be not escapes from reality but descents into reality."
-- Robert Duncan, "Jack Spicer's One Night Stand & Other Poems"

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