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The Mask of a Genius

Published September 16, 2013 by Jill London

daliatomicus

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He was late, though the set was ready weeks

before, and brought the women cherry nude

fondants and fondly pinched their pert young cheeks.

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He preened his new suit in the interlude,

Oh, the praise he urged for his gold silk shirt!

His moustache erect and suitably crude.

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The cats ran away, nibbled fleas and trod dirt

in the wet floor, drew blood when roughly dried

by assistants immune to price tag art.

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Cameras whirred and bellies growled, hid by pride.

Dali grew bored and lured the assistant,

though round the corner Gala feigned to hide.

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When asked her impression of that giant

the photographer paused with rheumy eyes

and framed a reply aptly elegant:

L’enfant terrible aimed to build a disguise

to cover a heap of nothing but lies.

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© Jill London 2013

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Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning at Sedona, Arizona – By Lee Miller, 1946

Published May 9, 2013 by Jill London
MAX ERNST AND DOROTHEA TANNING AT SEDONA, ARIZONA - TAKEN BY LEE MILLER, 1946

MAX ERNST AND DOROTHEA TANNING AT SEDONA, ARIZONA – TAKEN BY LEE MILLER, 1946

 

 

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