• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 09
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Brown is the Colour of my True Love’s Hair

some refuse a blindfold
for it defeats the object of looking out to sea
to view an extra dimension
rather than a sense
though there is merit too in minimising
reducing the senses
to muted hearing
smell as if you have a cold

some would say this is necessary
where due to austerity measures
there is no music
perhaps a passing humpback whale
whose song is a definition
of sensuality in another element
caught truly by Japanese Noh
where a ribbon can depict an ocean
as a non-representation of reality
and its opposite as mere water
and a lover's long straight hair
as strings of fine seaweed
with its own stranglehold over her face

there must be a reason
why conditions are wrapped up like this