Spookii

I thought I’d lost this forever. This is a different version and it’s really badly mixed, but I’m glad I found it.

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By Silverfish Imperetrix

By Silverfish Imperetrix whose incorrupted eye
Sees through the charms of doctors and their wives
By Salamander Drake and the power that was Undine
Rise to claim Saturn, ring and sky
By those who see with their eyes closed
You’ll know me by my black telescope

Your green tree mantle from which these things derive
A lens of quartz and refract scope
That crystal lens whose crystal rope once
Bound me to those doctors and wives
When my vision was oh, so cloudy
And I saw things through two eyes

I am a sailor on the raging depths
And I know a thing or two
Back to the corner, mates, and over the side
Yes, I know a thing or two

By Silverfish Imperetrix whose incorrupted eye
Sees through the charms of doctors and their wives
By Salamander Drake and the power that was Undine
Rise to claim Saturn, ring and sky
By those who see with their eyes closed
You’ll know me by my black telescope

Before my great conversion when the ridge was closed
Before my visit to the workshop of telescope

By Silverfish Imperetrix whose incorrupted eye
Sees through the charms of doctors and their wives
By Salamander Drake and the power that was Undine
Rise to claim Saturn, ring and sky
By those who see with their eyes closed
You’ll know me by my
Black telescope

World War One Color Photos

I had no idea colour photography was so old, and to find it used in wartime, right in the trenches, has amazed me.
I’ve seen many, many wartime photos but since every single one of them has been black and white, so these colour images seem retrospectively staged. The colours imply a modernity that jars with the historic nature of the content. Perhaps it’s more difficult to believe they’re real because they seem too real, as if the subjects are actors in period costume, glimpsed on-set in-between takes.
Funny thing, perception.

Here’s the link: www.worldwaronecolorphotos.com.

As a post script, here’s Colour Photography on Wikipedia. I shoulda guessed that this was a gaping hole in my knowledge…

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