Thursday, March 5, 2020

Inam Hussain Mullick writes

amorino breathing


the table is ink
serviettes o lyrical gymnasts
the barmaid is queen moon—
sharks observed from quarter light.


the majorette sweating
dream, amorino breathing tattoos.


head in xenon lamp
trussed arch night
and Andromeda.


in a corridor
a muse erupts.


a stylus of solid perfume
paints a tavern,
and pentacrinus, loving so much.

1 comment:

  1. Gelato is a frozen Italian dessert introduced by Sicilian chef Procopio Cutò (Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli) to be served at his cafe, known only as the "boutique at the sign of the Holy Shroud of Turin," the oldest coffeehouse in Paris, which he opened in 1686. In 1702 he changed his name to François Procope and renamed the business Café Procope. The product was responsible for the granting of French citizenship to its inventor as well as a monopoly from Louis XIV; later, Voltaire called gelato "exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal." In 2002 Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi founded the Amorino gelato company in Orly, a suburb of Paris. The firm has since expanded internationally.

    Triakis is a genus of houndshark in the family Triakidae, from the Greek "tri" (3) and the Latin "acis" (sharp or pointed), a reference to the 3-pointed teeth of these sharks. Crinoids ("sea lillies") are marine animals that include starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers. Pentacrinus was a Jurassic crinoid with a large 5-pointed stalk with fine lines crossing the edges of the lobes, a small bowl-shaped calyx, and strong numerously branched and pinnulate arms.

    The constellation Andromeda is one of the largest, with an area of 722 square degrees, more than 10 times the size Crux, the smallest, though it is only 55% of Hydra, the largest. Andromeda means "ruler of men." In Greek myth she was the daughter of the ruler of Aithiopa; the "Aithiops" (derived from "aitho" [“I burn”] + "ops" [face]) were peoples who lived above the equator between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Homeros said they lived "at the world's end, and lie in two halves, the one looking West and the other East," and Publius Ovidius Naso located them near India. Just as Andromeda in the Greek myth was chained to a rock, so was Antarmada in old Sanskrit texts.


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