WEEP @ Spike Hill, 12/7/13
Accurate photo of myself.
Dark Lord Bowie
The Cars // Lust For Kicks
From In the Flat Field
What do you long from me
A slim Pixie, thin and forlorn
A count, white and drawn
What do you make of me
What can you take from me
Pallid landscapes off my frown
Let me rip you up and down
My colleagues here at The Paris Review all know that I harbor an irrational aversion to any shade of purple, which reminds me of Lisa Frank stickers, aging hippies, and wizards. (All very well in their own ways, I suppose.) So it is with some reluctance that I report Pantone’s Color of 2014: Radiant Orchid. Quoth the color-choosing powers,
Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.
And wizards. They forgot wizards.
Nosferatu the Vampyre, Werner Herzog, 1979
My hair doesn’t get longer, it gets bigger.
CLAIR DE LUNE
1. moonlight. Literal translation: “light of the moon”.
2. a pale, greyish-blue glaze applied to various kinds of Chinese porcelain.
Etymology: French, clair (light) + de (of) + lune (moon).