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50 Words for Poe: Automata






“50 Words for Poe: Automata”
Haunted eyes of an automaton the monkey grinds his music outside the Magic Theatre Harry looks on "For Madmen Only" He enters of his own volition. Boxcars he rolls Double Sixes! the Macabre Maestro conducts his orchestra Hermine still sings A Golden Chrysanthemum amongst the Black Tulips She says, “I’d prefer a glass of milk from an adder than drink your Mint Julip” Haunted eyes of an automaton the monkey grinds his music Outside the Magic Theatre Harry looks on Automaton to Automaton His real name is Gabriel Snake Eyes, she grins (LadyLabyrinth/2019)
https://youtu.be/mJVT-QpX8FQ Devil’s Night
“But we above you ever more residing In the ether's star translumined ice Know not day nor night nor time's dividing, Wear nor age nor sex for our device. All your sins and anguish self-affrighting, Your murders and lascivious delighting Are to us but as a show Like the suns that circling go, Changing not our day for night; On your frenzied life we spy, And refresh ourselves thereafter With the stars in order fleeing; Our breath is winter; in our sight Fawns the dragon of the sky; Cool and unchanging is our eternal being, Cool and star bright is our eternal laughter” (The Immortals/Hesse, Steppenwolf)
https://youtu.be/RBeTxzJ6kBw Superhero
“TONIGHT AT THE MAGIC THEATER FOR MADMEN ONLY PRICE OF ADMITTANCE YOUR MIND. NOT FOR EVERYBODY. HERMINE IS IN HELL.”
https://youtu.be/MbXvCPKEGaM A Little Bit Closer
“Descartes said that animals were automata. I have always been certain that it was the threat of torture that stopped him saying the same held true for human beings. Neither I nor Matthew had time for souls. That we were intricate chemical machines never diminished our sense of wonder, our reverence for Vermeer and for Monet, our floating bodies in the salty water, our evanescent joy before the dying of the light.” Peter Carey, The Chemistry of Tears
https://youtu.be/6SS-DE5WCXg Firefly
1. http://www.kkoworld.com/kitablar/Herman_Hesse_Yalquzaq_eng.pdf Steppenwolf 2. https://whisperinggums.com/2012/05/17/peter-carey-the-chemistry-of-tears-review/ Chemistry of Tears 3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automaton

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