Melusine Rising


I am Melusine in her bath, rising from the water in serpent coils. I am stranded on a island chain that swell from the sea like beads of sweat on a woman's skin. I am Lancelot after the Quest, with the image of the looking-glass Grail burning on my bones. I stand in the Delphic Temple, chewing the laurel and breathing the fumes. I have cleaned my body of the pomegranate paint, removed the black jewel. I stand in my flesh and wait. Venture through the forest to the fated glade, and try, if you will, to catch a glimpse before the arrows fly. I am, as a young man once told me on a Roman terrace over cigars and chianti, the gaping cunt into which the whole world falls. Take the plunge, darlings.

My favorite diaries:

caudelac profile - diary
comments: There is a difference between soul mates and twins souls. She and I are twins.
erato profile - diary
comments: Odete. Vinte dolares.
jonathan profile - diary
comments: Henry, without the whores.
greytanit profile - diary
comments: My darling one, with bodhisattva eyes.
aesthesia profile - diary
comments: Beautiful singing girl-creature habituating now in the Golden Gate.
ladyvivien profile - diary
comments: Red-haired lass of Edinburgh who knows me all too well.
quois profile - diary
comments: Beautiful as a cormorant on the bluffs...
guildenstern profile - diary
comments: Bonnie Glaswegian lad who continually drags me around the walls of Troy.
tower profile - diary
comments: Ours to play with, sundry outgrabing from the Jabberwock and I.
autumnal profile - diary
comments: Gone but not forgotten.
lastyeargirl profile - diary
comments: Because it has taken shamefully long for me to add her.
sheherezade profile - diary
comments: Experiment with nights and veils.
cpttylor profile - diary
comments: Urbane as lunch with a long black cigarette holder.
daath profile - diary
comments: Dark and rich and intimate as moment-after coffee.
thedollhouse profile - diary
comments: Angelheaded hipster
donnaisblue profile - diary
comments: Like running an organdy tongue over diamond teeth.
eirever profile - diary
comments: Unbelievably beautiful, syllable by verse. Liquid poems delivered to your doorstep.
mytilene profile - diary
comments: The scald of love under ancient suns.
posthumous profile - diary
comments: Minimalist and smelling of yak-hide, but indulgent and beautifulwitty.
a-iphigenia profile - diary
comments: Aloud, aloof, alone. I could vanish in the curve of her neck.
luciangrey profile - diary
comments: His is the thudding footstep you think you hear at night.
proofrok profile - diary
comments: The Libretto.
isabelviolet profile - diary
comments: Another Alice on the Garden Path
writemylife profile - diary
comments: oh, these silly costumes...
ficciones profile - diary
comments: My fiction. Better than Diaryland deserves.
raven72d profile - diary
comments: Citizen of Cipangu
switchcraft profile - diary
comments: Dear Boy. An Angel in the Architecture
blueapple profile - diary
comments: You remember what happens when you eat beautiful apples, don't you?
allumeuse profile - diary
comments: The Hyacinth Girl.
damyata profile - diary
comments: Shantih. Shantih. Shantih.
scratchvinyl profile - diary
cuntfeel profile - diary
orpheusd0wn profile - diary
comments: On the path.
gaansau profile - diary
comments: Ex-Patriates Unite.
bleue profile - diary
comments: New
lightfallsup profile - diary
comments: "We teach a new physics. That there is nothing which does not reflect light." --Diane Wakoski
singes profile - diary
comments: My review site. Listen up, bitches, while the Monkey tells you what's what.
sinecure profile - diary
comments: We are in control.
subsequently profile - diary
literatim profile - diary
comments: These fragments I shore up against my ruin.
tou-mou profile - diary
comments: Kwan Yin in Repose
montparnasse profile - diary
comments: Our Moveable Feast
persephoneia profile - diary
comments: Sister to Montparnasse--a place for us to play.
pale1purple profile - diary
comments: Lady of Light
unspoke profile - diary
femmeproject profile - diary
bookofdreams profile - diary
comments: Novel. Mine. Written in 3 days. Need I say more?
theflesh profile - diary
mythmaker profile - diary
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odalisk profile - diary
astydamia profile - diary
jampiepress profile - diary
ilonina profile - diary
smallraven profile - diary
diarygoddess profile - diary
comments: We are Olympus.

My favorite music:

Simon&Garfunkel
The Doors
comments: In no particular order:
The Beatles
comments: Ryan Adams, The Devlins, Aimee Mann, Thea Gilmore, Heather Nova, old U2.
Cat Stevens
comments: Sarah McLachlan, Belle & Sebastian, Coldplay, Radiohead, Cyndi Lauper, Echo and the Bunnymen, Indigo Girls, Kate Bush, Kermit the Frog, Nick Drake, Powderfinger, R.E.M., Rufus Wainwright, Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Beethoven & Rachmaninoff
comments: Also Ani Difranco, Tori Amos, Travis, Joni Mitchell, Poe, Elliot Smith, CSN, Jeff Buckley, Richard Sterling Streeter, Nirvana, Norah Jones.

My favorite movies:

Dead Poet's Society
comments: Carpe Diem. A flawed movie but it kindles me.
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
comments: Dry, witty, urbane, clever, romantic, tragic.
Casablanca
comments: The Germans wore grey, you wore blue.
Labyrinth
comments: Shut up. I love it. "I have fought my way here to the Castle beyond the Goblin City..."
My Dinner With Andre
comments: Only for the intellectually in-shape. And from here on out there are too many to list.

My favorite authors:

Sylvia Plath
comments: O dark and radiant Sylvia, how your image at the foot of the Yew Tree tears my heart!
Henry Miller
comments: O dionysian Henry, how I wish I could have drunk wine beneath the bridges of Paris with you!
Anais Nin
comments: and thee, O soft and lovely woman of mist, thou I love as though we knew each other.
Hermann Hesse
comments: Lewis Carroll, ee cummings, Byron, Keats, The Brothers Grimm, Virginia Woolf, Kurt Vonnegut, Nabokov, Baudelaire, Salman Rushdie, Rimbaud, and anything else I can cram in my head.
Emily Dickinson
comments: Also T.S. Eliot, Pablo Neruda, Milorad Pavic, Federico Garcia Lorca, Diane Wakoski, Walt Whitman, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Greg Bear, Iris Murdoch, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mark Z. Danielewski, Tolkien, Homer, Euripides, Voltaire, Kerouac, Sei Shonagon.

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last updated: 2004-12-07 13:00:40
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user since: 2001-04-03

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