Sunday, July 13, 2014

Overlapping & Oblivious

Trifid Nebula
—Photo Courtesy of NASA, Hubble Telescope

—Russell Edson

     The furniture is like models of animals. You can see the dining room table as a kind of bull standing with its cows, the chairs. Or the easy chair with its footstool, the cow with its
calf. . .
     And they live a life, as if a spirit world and this were overlapped, oblivious to the other.
     In moonlight these animals soften and resume their lives, browsing the rugs; as we, upstairs, asleep in our dreams, resume our lives; overlapping and oblivious to the other. . .


—Medusa. For more about Prose Poet Russell Edson, who passed away this year, see