Thursday, December 30, 2010

Aether

The god of air.
Thin, rarefied air.
Air to be inhaled only by gods.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sir Reginald Isthmus

Father of the land bridge.
Before him, there were only peninsulas.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Yule pixie

Come the burning of the yule log,
thousands like him fly as embers.
Be of good cheer.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Krampus

Anti-Santa threatens to devour children
who don't fall into line and behave.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

crinoid skull

Paleozoic crinoid vertebrae are fairly common,
but these are very rare.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

fast and bulbous

a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag
(for Don Van Vliet)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Loon Mulligan

His campfire slumgullion made of rats and pigeons
became known far and wide as Loon Stew.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

darkling

It's not that darklings hide in the shadows.
It's that they hide in yours.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Uesugi Kenshin

February 18, 1530 – April 19, 1578
the daunting rival of Takeda Shingen
and a practitioner of Kuruma Gakari,
a churning cycle of warfare
where the wounded are shunted rearward
and replaced by fresh troops.

anxious

a little too

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Takeda Shingen

December 1, 1521 – May 13, 1573
whose war flag read
風林火山
Fū-Rin-Ka-Zan

As Swift as,
as Silent as,
as Fierce as,
and as Immovable as

Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain.

- from Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War'

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Monday, December 06, 2010

Mandate

Swozmongafopps chewed up the Narfex Nibblyites
and spit out their bones.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010