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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

cobwebbed cognizance

memories trickle
to emerge from
gray graves of
cobwebbed cognizance

in smiles and

in the heat of the june noon
driving on a lonely patch of road
fata morgana*** an accomplice
i think of pink floyd's wall
and wordsworth's daffodils
as memories sidle
from catacombs


n. pl. (-sz)
1. Psychology. A recalling to memory; recollection.
Medicine. The complete history recalled and recounted by a patient.

**, -zks, k-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of nonlinguistic bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as a systematic mode of communication

*** [Italian, mirage, Morgan le Fay (from the belief that the mirage was caused by her witchcraft) : fata, fairy (from Vulgar Latin f ta, goddess of fate. See fairy) + Morgana, Morgan (probably from Old Irish Morrigain).


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