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In a dream fires watch from within the eyes of a snake as it summons the sleeper who becomes a glass, receptacle. Trees feign hide and seek then demand a seance, rain sleeps in clouds. The sleeper is summoned out of the flames on a tiger's back, the moon is caged in stripes, its ministry is camouflaged, the earth is dying in disguise. The suns fires are like furloughed teeth.
 

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I like the kaleidoscope of imagery in your poetry combined with its lyrical flowing rhythm. 

You repeated "fires" twice with a "flames" making the image appear thrice for emphasis, I suppose.

Could the California fires inspired this?

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Hints of Blakes' The Tyger give rise to this altogether new creation. 

On 9/5/2020 at 12:44 PM, eclipse said:

Trees feign hide and seek then demand a seance, rain sleeps in clouds.

I love how they demand it. Damn, that speaks to my way! It's novel, and:

On 9/5/2020 at 12:44 PM, eclipse said:

the moon is caged in stripes, its ministry is camouflaged

brings it round, full circle ...  to the tiger.

Tony

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