Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1970. Pencil, plywood, color pencil, oil paint, wax crayon and Scotch Tape
Most mornings-- in the deep pre-dawn-- I drift through landscapes of my mind's devising, listening to my own voice filtered through rock and cloud, reciting poetry in an obscure tongue.
Today, so early it might almost have been last night, I wandered through long corridors, hallways bathed in sepia tones and wisps of palest ruby. Cryptic scribbles covered the walls-- I kept trying to read what was written, walked on unenlightened.
Doors everywhere along the roofed avenue, none open, taunting me with their resistance to my efforts. Windows too, all inked over-- I could hear winds and bird-calls beyond, but the panes remained opaque.
So hard to convey...this Twombly comes closest.
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I am Daniel A. Rabuzzi. Lobster & Canary explores fantastical/surreal fiction, poetry, and visual arts, fairy tales, oral epic, & children's lit. CZP (Toronto) published my novels *The Choir Boats* (2009) and *The Indigo Pheasant* (2012). I live in an enchanted city called New York, with my wife and soul-mate, the artist Deborah A. Mills, along with the requisite two cats. Deborah & I design & create art together; our first collaboration was shown in 2012 at The Observatory (Gowanus, Brooklyn). Learn more about me: www.danielarabuzzi.com. Contact: drabuzzi (AT) earthlink (DOT) net. "Lobster and canary" is a Norwegian expression, meaning "odds and ends, a bit of this and a bit of that." The lobster in the header is from Abraham van Beyeren's "Still Life with Lobster and Fruit" (1650s)--the original painting is at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC). The canary above is by Carl Fabritius (1654)--the original hangs in The Mauritshuis (The Hague). My understanding is that I am using the former image by virtue of fair use, and the latter because it is in the public domain.