I’ve been fascinated by the paintings of Remedios Varo. Here’s a poem I wrote about one of them:
Remedios Varo paints “Mimesis”
Woman melts into the chair,
her neck and face
the chair’s upholstery,
her hands , claws on the chairs claws.
Thighs and knees still there under her skirt,
calves and feet now chair limbs..
from a hole in the floor:
green scarf rise like a cobra
from the basket by her left claw.
One leg of the basket stand
curls a tendril
around her leg,
melts pliable pincers
around the basket leg
Leg of the chair in the corner
into the closets closest drawer.
Green clouds waft in from the cupboard.
Everything migrates across the screen,
Her body molds across the chair,
a large world sized body change.