Unlocking the Maze – A Dream

“You got to change your life.”             


– Rainald Goetz, Hirn (1986)               







Tuesday, 8 May 2012


In the basement, behind bars & there’s Doll Mother squatting on the moss green wall-to-wall carpeting, going through my underground poetry books & vibrant psychedelic posters… “Wow! Gasoline & Roger Dean! – “You can’t have them!” / Setting out for analogon quest now, to colonize the sub-surface maze within the cortical motherlode & beyond the byzantine brickwall. Fluorescent eggplant purple steel door & I’m taking off the platinum padlocks ritually. Narrow expressionistic stairs in b/w going deep down into the damp, dripping darkness. Le Père Jouissance – he will be going after me in no time, I know… but I’ve got a head start!               


(to be continued) 











Early Abstractions – short animations by Harry Everett Smith (1923-1991) 



Peter Bies© 2012



Cadeaux #9

“Every great artist has the sense of provocation.”

– Arthur Cravan 







XVII. For George Orwell               


Death, peel off             

my ragged cast –! 

Your dawning             

brings the end of lies –             

an empty stage,              

a heap of bones.             









XVIII. For Andrei Tarkovsky            


Frozen kisses             

& a rusty bunch of keys            

drowning in slow motion.            

Blue narcoleptic shivers.          

Black birches in the mist. 







Scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror (зeркалo), 1974



Peter Bies © 2012



Cadeaux #8

“Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.”

Thomas S. Szasz, The Second Sin (1974)









XVI. For John Singer Sargent 



braids & flowers


in their beds

sung softly

into summer dreams

where scents speak

with a child’s voice –

Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose 

still faint but,

o how different! – Fiat lux!

& laughing at

the fall of darkness












The Temptations – Runaway Child, Running Wild (1969) 

 The Temptations – Runaway Child Running Wild – YouTube


Peter Bies © 2012