The word "potpourri" means "container of things that can be poured out," usually a mixture of small things, such as a potpourri of flowers or a potpourri of mixed beans. I first used the label for my file of segmented parts of my own illustrations, such as skies or heads, which might be re-usable in other of my images. Afterward, I used it to mean my mixed bag of works for my blog. -Roberta

Friday, April 30, 2010

Pandora's Box,

(The Electronic Poetry Magazine)
By Roberta SchulbergGoro

Sprung from the box,
Upward fluttering
Hazy penumbra hovering

In flight transforming to aureole,
Delineations at center sharpening,
Definition to edge widening.
Zooming view into revelations:
The segmented spaces of a stranger's thought.

A new one every lifting of the lid
As promised by the technology magician, the salesman saying,
"This one's not much. The box itself plain and unadorned.
"But you're not paying much;
You can buy it for a song."

I wanted it.
A pandora's box,
Skills an angry Zeus hid from the presumption of Prometheus,
Revealed only one-by-one
When Patriarchal anger relents to forgiveness of prematurely stolen fire:
Lustrous flairing enlightenment

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I know flair is spelled flare, but I wanted a play on the common root of that word.