Too Many Voices

White Rabbit-Jan Svankmajer-Neco Z Alenky 1988
White Rabbit-Jan Svankmajer-Neco Z Alenky 1988

-I’m going to be late
-You’re always late
-Have we met before?
-You have always known me
Since the end anyway
-Quick hurry hurry quick
Underhill overvalley
Up up and away
This is a bird
This is a train
This is a bullet
-I would like to propose
A dialectic of chance
-Rather a toast
To the innumerable charms of women
Jade eyed goddess spare ribs
Heavenly portraits exquisite sculptures
-Hang on that is rather rich
Coming from you that gives
A whole new world of meaning
To every derogatory term I can think of
-Blue blue neon blue
Flashes and blinks the colour
Of my mid-morning dreams
-Too many voices
Subject to a savage distortion
Sending the cats and dogs
Of the neighbourhood into
A barking yowling frenzied cacophony
-Of course this is utterly without consequence
-But it may in fact be highly significant
-I will give you sixty seconds of pleasure
A moment outside time
A concentration of experience
The naked truth the bare essentials of existence
I’ll open your eyes when you spread those legs
-Droning on vocals fried
Ante post meta
Morpheus alpha omega
-The legends of a life
-Monsters behind the myths
-Cutting scratched breaking
A chorus echo of amens
-Immobile face and as heavy featured
As an Easter Island stature
Watching waiting before turning away
-Now I’ll never make it intime

38 thoughts on “Too Many Voices

  1. An artistic whimsy of a dream brought to life, an unexpected quirkiness with just the right amount of sensuality. I love the surreal White Rabbit with it’s saturation of deep colors, perfectly bizarre. I love this.

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    1. Thank you Miss Heart I tried without even having a cup of tea to give the colour of my dream. I am always late in my dreams and that brought to mind Alice and I thought this still from Svankmajer movie the perfect image. Glad you love it.

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  2. “Rather a toast
    To the innumerable charms of women
    Jade eyed goddess spare ribs
    Heavenly portraits exquisite sculptures”

    This is… whole piece is so breathtaking. It strangely reminds me of John Keats! So cleverly woven, causing true Carroll fans smile. Instant favorite for me.

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