Thursday, January 29, 2015

Legend reborn

Erupting from the sands
and scrub, friend of scorpions
and snakes, it bleats
an incessant murmur of muted
mechanization, pulsing,
feeding on electrons streamed
live and in color, coming
to a theater near you as soon
as it finishes its Broadway run

A temple, a pyramid, a ziggurat
of sacrificed doom, exerting
an incessant magnetism,

Osiris steps into his coffin
once again, confident he knows
better, this time. Isis waits,
knowing this time she becomes
the goddess of the underworld,
the sword of the caliphate,
living the nightmare
she creates

Painting: Osiris and Isis, oil and acrylic emulsion by Anselm Kiefer (1985-1987); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The painting was included in the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition "Anselm Kiefer" in London, which was shown Sept. 27 to Dec. 14, 2014.

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