Venus Flies at Night

Salvador Dalí, The Hallucinogenic Toreador, 1968-70

Venus flies at night
rugged-faced
androgynous as a whistle

a cactus breeds
listens with
two heads at the same time
(a bit like walking
without sunshine)

perhaps a better woman
would have squeezed the world

no.

a better woman
would have told you
happiness is
singing with your hair down
in spite of all the
promiscuous faces
the violin tears, the dense
explosion of flowers

what philosophers say:
make love of unfathomable objects
put an owl in every clock and a
groove on every mountainside, friend

this is the formula for living:
accumulate stars and tomorrow
they will still be houses

Image from Daily Art Magazine.

12 thoughts on “Venus Flies at Night

  1. “a better woman would have told you happiness is singing with your hair down in spite of all the
    promiscuous faces the violin tears, the dense explosion of flowers”…such great writing, creates such specific images in my mind as I walk among the indiscriminate…

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