Spell

“Wring out the clothes! Wring in the dew!”

Finnegans Wake

 

Acquire vessel clear and clean as unobstructed air.
Erlen Meyer flask or whisked and scoured jar.
Into this, with eyedropper through blank page strain:
 
• Scintilla Ganges
• One dose Thames
• Iota Amazon
• One dash Seine
• Glimmer Volga
• Soupcon Yangtze
• Suspicion Yukon, Skagit, Mississippi
• Syllable Limpopo, Maputo, Sanaga
 
Outdoors, toss the water into any wind at hand.
Trace a ripple in the page’s grit.
Smear each eyelid with a pinch of silt.

 

Front page image by Lucasbosch.

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