To celebrate this odd creature: here is a poem by Anne Sexton:
Mole, angel-dog of the pit;
digging six miles a night,
what's up with you in your sooty suit,
where's your kitchen at?
I find you at the edge of our pond,
drowned, numb drainer of weeds,
insects floating in your belly,
grubs like little fetuses bobbing
and your dear face with its fifth hand,
doesn't it know it's the end of the war?
It's all over, no need to go deep into ponds,
no fires, no cripples left.
I wish your mother would wake you up
and you wouldn't lie there like the Pieta
wearing your cross on your nose.
Just saw an incredible little film from 1902 called "A Trip to the Moon" by George Melies. If you can find it, see it! The You Tube version is very poor quality, but here it is...
Too bad life on the moon turned out to be nothing like this!
Another remarkable moon item is this book "Life on the Moon in 1768" - very hard to find but this man in England sells it...wish I could find images to show you - the pumpkin carriage is the best! Look it up.
Posted by I Dreamed I Saw: at Tuesday, July 21, 2009
One of my personal faves, Rockett St. George makes the most fanciful fantastic furniture!