it is addressed thusly:
A vision
it reads:
Into the darkness, the prince goes
Still silhouetted as from behind
Brief turning head, vanishing nose
Black shrouding deep face lines
Othello, more shadow than man
Does his mask come well loved
This time perhaps half-wan
From the theater, well gloved
We're pressed out, and know not
Iago to have shown his face
The strangler will yet be caught
But will the deceiver without a trace
Go, and the moor so willingly
Deceived? Is he to be believed
For if so then we must see
More than the now-bereaved
That cur, the pale murderer
But the ruler descends to dark
For here white and black concur
And the knife will find its mark.


  1. Evocation and atmospheric, not to mention eerie and true. Well done.

  2. I had to re-read a little bit of Othello to make sure I wasn't taking total liberty with the allusion.


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