Thursday, January 22, 2004

A picture named monkey_main.jpg
"On the domestic rate stamp, Monkey is shown in confrontation with the Jade Emperor, whose throne he has tried to usurp. According to the tale, Monkey was king of an Earthly land, but was determined to join the immortals in heaven. He mastered some supernatural tricks, such as shape-changing and cloud-leaping, before arriving in heaven, where he was made the Jade Emperor's stable-keeper. When he discovered this post was a dubious honour, he destroyed the royal banquet in a rage, eating all the immortal peaches, one of which he still clutches in the stamp image. He then battled the Emperor's soldiers to a draw, and we see him on the stamp in his moment of defiance, declaring himself ruler of the universe. Shortly afterwards, he is chastened by Buddha, who pins him under a mountain for 500 years."(Canada Post)


year of the monkey(via Parking lot)

ARTitIS


an angel

went through

the stage

once, twice, many times


a crisis

breeds

manifesto

slowly


for everything that dies, dies forever


ageing artitis

just to the right of the eye

without treatment

blindness


for everything imagined dust