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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The 7 Days of CryAction 6: 1400-1451

by ilTM + Selkis

Skipping mysteries
and fairy-tale fictions
that hide truer ideas:
The same process causes
monsters and mars the
embryos in their bosoms
by either defective DNA
or matter’s malevolence,
all the more often when
nests are more numerous
[1410] e.g. industrial hens
and delicate doves whose
chicks are often a chaos;
not seldom bicephalous
serpents have been seen.
Christ’s dearest comrade
dreamed about a dragon
with seven snaky heads
and a starlet astride
who used to hook kings.
[1420] Seven had Hydra too
whose heads were beheaded
by iron blades in vain,
not to speak of the strange
lad in the labyrinth
and centaurs sphinxes
cyclopes Polyphemus
satyrs sylvans fauns
Pans and other peoples
who filled the forests
[1430] marvelous as the army
enlisted by Dionysus
to conquer Calcutta before
going back to Greece
as Camões composed.
Then add Arimaspians
& lazy one-footed fellas
& the Pigmies’ artillery
against the cranes and
all such exotic trash.
[1440] In fact such freaks
such unnatural natures
never existed, or if they did,
God made no monsters
then, insofar as freaks
are made of bad matter
that spoils parentage just
on casual occasions
dishonoring Nature; or
maybe a divine warning
[1450] to menace mankind
with disasters and death.

(to be continued on Nov. 4)