japonisme: death in a kimono

31 October 2007

death in a kimono

Emily Dickinson

The Spider as an Artist
Has never been employed—
Though his surpassing Merit
Is freely certified

By every Broom and Bridget
Throughout a Christian Land—
Neglected Son of Genius
I take thee by the Hand—

Online text © 1998-2007 Poetry X. All rights reserved.
From The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson | Written c. 1873

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Blogger Princess Haiku said...

I am watching this just past the witching hour and bravo! Hilarious, chic, stylized and amazing. How did you find this? You astound me, Lotus.

01 November, 2007 01:22  
Blogger Changes in the Wind said...

Wonderful pictures! Especially the first one.

01 November, 2007 08:01  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you princess, watching in the middle of the night--priceless. oddly, i was looking for a video of spiders and for some reason that popped up!

and thanks changes--that woman's headdress reminded me of lalique, like that first picture, and like the firebird one too.

01 November, 2007 19:54  
Blogger here today, gone tomorrow said...

Another perfect jewel of a post. A few years ago there was a Lalique exhibit in DC that a friend and I went to. Mostly jewelry. I was reluctant to go because the only Lalique I knew was the modern-day porcelain (sp?) work we see. We were stunned. In fact, when we finished going through the exhibit, we went and had something to eat because we had to pull ourselves together and then went back for a second time. He returned a third time. I've never seen such gorgeous, imaginative work.

02 November, 2007 04:48  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

today's post is for you.

while i know that his glassware is different from his jewelry, when i was in paris, it was a string of his simple glass beads which ended up being most memorable for me as they seemed to hold actual moonlight

02 November, 2007 18:15  

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