Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I am tired from all the machinations of putting up these blogspots, Twitter and Facebook although, I did not have much time to be on Facebook today.  Twitter had most of my attention after I built my blogs. I want some Jasmine tea and will be taking a trip to Chinatown to buy some soon along with some Chinese sausage that are so sweet and delicious. 

Feel like jumping in the sack now and probably will do so very soon. 

I Am in Love, However, I am Guilty

Yes, I am in love but a confession now.  I admit I lifted Mark Doty's poem.  I hope I am not doing anything illegal or unethical.  I have Mark Doty's sad but luminous and beautiful poem here for your reading pleasure. 

Because I am very involved in special effects, you can visit my other blogspots and see there, samples of my special effects photography there. 

I am intoHaze, blur, fuzz, metallics, lace, opalescence and luminosity, all the elements of a transcendent illustration of beauty interest me as an artist and art photographer.  Mark Doty's poem transposes this (the visual elements in my case) through language, through poetry. 

I am grateful for this gift today. It is a gift of the time of poetry, the time of Pisces that we are in now for the next month.

A Display of Mackerel, Mark Doty

They lie in parallel rows,
on ice, head to tail,
each a foot of luminosity

barred with black bands,
which divide the scales’
radiant sections

like seams of lead
in a Tiffany window.
Iridescent, watery

prismatics: think abalone,
the wildly rainbowed
mirror of a soapbubble sphere,

think sun on gasoline.
Splendor, and splendor,
and not a one in any way

distinguished from the other
—nothing about them
of individuality. Instead

they’re all exact expressions
of the one soul,
each a perfect fulfilment

of heaven’s template,
mackerel essence. As if,
after a lifetime arriving

at this enameling, the jeweler’s
made uncountable examples,
each as intricate

in its oily fabulation
as the one before
Suppose we could iridesce,

like these, and lose ourselves
entirely in the universe
of shimmer—would you want

to be yourself only,
unduplicatable, doomed
to be lost? They’d prefer,

plainly, to be flashing participants,
multitudinous. Even now
they seem to be bolting

forward, heedless of stasis.
They don’t care they’re dead
and nearly frozen,

just as, presumably,
they didn’t care that they were living:
all, all for all,

the rainbowed school
and its acres of brilliant classrooms,
in which no verb is singular,

or every one is. How happy they seem,
even on ice, to be together, selfless,
which is the price of gleaming.

Today: Sun in Pisces, Moon in Scorpio

Yes, it is true - I adore you.  I am the kind of person who, if I like you I love you.  I cannot say the same for my enemies.  If it could only be different, I suppose I'd be a true Christian but I am not. I hate my enemies to put it mildly.  I see no reason to have them although, that's a naive statement right there.  We are living in a world of some pretty wicked critters and it may not be possible to live a life of any duration and not have a few enemies that bring out the worse.  Be that as it may, I love my friends and I am not afraid to say it and so:  Kisses to you dear friend. 

"Slow down your brain, pare down your pantry and pull down your panties."  My poem for the day and I am feeling particularly Piscean now that I've read the most beautiful poetry in the world today.  My haiku about is a combination of snips from the emails I received just now, the final part about the panties is my contribution and it rhymes so nicely.  I realize it's fresh but I think we're still with the moon in Scorpio so sex is part of the mix too.  Pisces sun and Scorpio moon, I believe that's the solar/lunar configuration of Dame Liz Taylor.  God bless you, Liz Taylor, get well soon.  Yes, I was correct.  The link below illustrates that we are under the Scorpio moon.  Sexy, sexy, now but watch out.  I'll spare you the health warning I read on the web yesterday and not going detail except to suggest (unsuggestively) that you choose your partners wisely because some serious, not nice germs are out there. 

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A Display of Mackerel, Mark Doty

Getting my party started this morning, I came across a beautiful poem about mackerel fish.  "A Display of Mackerel," by Mark Doty. 

I feel somewhat guilty now.  I feed my dog mackerel so he'll be healthier but, it almost made me cry to read exactly how Mark Doty sees those everyday fish.  This beautiful poem floats over to me, just as we enter the sign of the fish, Pisces so it has special meaning and like the fish, I will try my best to go with the flow more in tune with the symmetry of the fish whose world we share with them. 

I want to include a link to his poem here so you can see exactly what I mean.  It is heartbreaking in a way and I was unable to finish reading it because for one thing, I don't want to start the day off crying but I will read it soon.

All of this reminds me that I should write about astrology trends and although I have no idea if one person or 21 people will be reading my blog among a million blogs, for those who make it here, these posts are for you including astrology trends analysis which is a what I do aside from art photography. 

We are in sign of Pisces now and one of our largest planets, Uranus, still remains in the final degrees of the sign as it prepares to omega-alpha soon and enter badass, Aries, the Ram. 

When this happens, Uranus will have gone omega-alpha, from the last sign of the zodiac to the first sign of the zodiac and enter the earliest degrees of Aries.  Aries, is the sign of war and, we will see significant global as well of personal changes that we will have to weather in the best way possible. 

It may or may not be possible for the global level to avoid additional war or escalations of war.  Aries is the primary war sign and a sign that will strike first and with great force as witness, the battering Ram it is associated with. 

Jupiter is a blessed influence however, Uranus is radical, explosive and unpredictable so all bets are off with the transit of Uranus this summer when it enters Aries.  More on this later.