Tuesday, January 03, 2012

The Dragon With The Girl Tattoo

There once was a dragon named April
who ate grapes and more grapes till she was grape-full.
She discovered a way
to make breathing flame pay,
regurgitating raisin flambé by the crepe-full.

Yeah, I wrote that. Monday night. It’s fresh!

I believe that will be the last thing I’ll write about dragons for a while. I wanted to wrap up the topic with something special.

Well, maybe one last thing—


A dragon isn’t a gadget, a little thing
that does something useful or something you enjoy.

A wristwatch is a gadget that tells you the time.

A little keyboard that you can carry around
is a gadget that lets you make music sitting
in bed, or in a motel room on vacation,
or, I suppose, sitting on a motel room bed.

Possibly the Loch Ness monster is a dragon
bringing tourists and tourist dollars to Loch Ness.

That’s useful. And Loch Ness tourists enjoy themselves
even if they don’t see the monster, just the loch.

But, still, the Loch Ness monster isn’t a gadget.

If a mad scientist constructed a gadget
duplicating a dragon’s functionality,
the virtual dragon or counterfeit dragon
would certainly fail in some spectacular way
because mad scientists’ creations always do
and then the fake dragon would be functionally
the same as a real dragon and the fake dragon
would still be a gadget, too. Mad scientists laugh
because sometimes science can be something like art.

The mad scientist’s quest for a dragon gadget.

CĂ©zanne said that true art doesn’t copy nature,
but is a harmony parallel to nature.

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The Mad Scientist Is Always Laughing

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A Flute Landscape

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