Apr '12 10
This week's rescued piece is from Notebooks 1970-2003 by Murray Bail (p272) and Mind Lines by L Michael Hall and Bobby G Bodenhamer (p75).


Lines o' the mind

Fingerprint painting meaning-maker
imprisoning metaphors
in small boxes
in hollow palaces;
command your queen
to initiate distinctions,
to understand magic signals,
liberate meaning
from difficult reality,
walls of limitations
determine casual grandeur:
smell your reframing choices
enrich your own box of magic.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike says:

    *Yes, certainly a mystical, magical quality to this one Jen. Something has tripped in my mind that also finds a 'gay' interpretation. Maybe its the:

    command your queen
    to initiate distinctions,
    to understand magic signals

    or maybe its just the Benny Hill in me.

  2. Jen says:

    *Hah now THAT'S interesting. I thought chess, maybe? Or Alice in Wonderland 'off with their heads'... I dunno. I only wrote the thing, how can I be expected to know what it means?! ;-)

    Now I've to work on the blinkin' poem for the day. I can't really cheat with this one.

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