Auschwitz Dancer’s Symbolic Art
JIJIMUGEPatterns across the lake.The smallest gnat signals meaningAcross the universal One.A woman smiles, in Poland,An idea grows from the furrowed brow,The dances of lights, the human forms in candle wax,Twisting lovers aching for eternitySuffering physical death.Patterns in the games being played.While seeming to die, we cause rebirth,The flip-flop of light/dark, life/death, terror/peace.It all forms patterns, forever connectedLike the ugly tangles under the ornate beautyOf an Asian rug.Like the spaces between the notes of Chopin.The emptiness between the stars above.The eyeful wonders of connected eternity.Beauty/ugliness matching their weight.Sinful and saintly painting the sunsets’ delights.Lose your focused attention and realize the jijimuge.Your heart will beat on its own.Your love will constantly come into view,Your entrancing pattern will dance on graves,Sing in the dark, and cry at the rising sun.Alone, with billions, with nothing.All connected.All one.Transfigured by you.–Dr. Josef Mengele, S.S. Captain, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics, and Eugenics (KWI-A).
Cousins makes use of intersubjectivity to draw parallels between Poe, his characters and their various subjective states. Some of these fictional characters inhabit worlds that are far removed from their creator. There is a strong blend of historical elements and futuristic elements at work. The running theme seems to be “forbidden love” – with “grief” and “despair” coming in second.—Louise Blackwick, internationally best-selling author of the Vivian Amberville Fantasy Series.
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