it is addressed thusly:
An ode.
it reads:
Be night, benightment
Enshroud, reveilation
Dim down, endarkenment
Conceal, remystification
When the moon shines on the lake
And the night is a heard and silent song
It must be that all light that is fake
Has been muffled, shrouded, as good as gone.
a postscript is here written:
dark enlightenment


  1. Nicely done. Reveilation is a good word. You really can't get by with "inherited" or second-hand revelation. I guess it would be vintage revelation now. Tradition, conversely, is like the bridal veil.

  2. a good lamp is always veiled to mitigate and direct its light, otherwise it blinds rather than improving vision.

  3. Yes, that's it. I was thinking of women rather than lamps and couldn't come up with anything that wasn't vulgar -- my sick mind. The lamp analogy is much better.


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