Reanimators (visual)

Reanimators (visual)

A Poem by Alessander




Philosophers buried essences

Artists fetched the shovel

Dug up the rot

Slapped on some rouge

Sprinkled some perfume

Never mind the bones

Replaced with cardboard

Or the crumpled newspaper

In place of organs

Like a mortician

Presenting the corpse

A putrid beauty

To mourners


© 2017 Alessander

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I've dug up many an old philosopher from Seneca to Aristotle it's true...but hopefully I've added a bit more than perfume to the dried bones of parchment past. The wonderful thing about ideals and ideas is that they can be ressurected in greater perfection than they were buried. Leonardo Da Vinci would agree to see the flying machines we have today or Einstein to see his his E=MC2 being challenged as it is. It is the artists who bear the imagination to question and the courage to challenge and the inventiveness to improve...truth can bend with the mind's ability to accept it...but a mind or a heart is like a book or a parachute...they only work so long as they remain open. I enjoy reading your work so much dear friend, you never fail to invoke thought and compel consideration.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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did you intentionally make the words look like a body? I have to assume that you did being as how creative you are. This is fascinating.

Posted 1 Year Ago

That was pretty cool. i like the poem too.

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


2 Years Ago

Thanks, Ance! :P

Oldie but goodie, and this is the only site I can actually post this.. read more
only you, laughing a little to myself, would come up with a context of words so outrageously real, literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat because the words didn't scroll fast enough for me

Posted 5 Years Ago

Beautiful work, and the scrolling credits effect compliments your work. Really an enjoyable read.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Brilliant! Like everyone else, I'm impressed and a bit tickled by the scrolling text. I also really love the concept of the poem and the idea of bone->cardboard, organs->paper. Really fantastic work. Love the title. I don't have any criticism. This might be my favorite poem of yours so far.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Extremely cool love!
Awesome idea for the eye catching appeal...
An impressive display with the words...which shudder and as always leave me in awe!

Posted 5 Years Ago

OK, master of the format, how did you do this? I'm pretty savy with computers , but I've never even thought about this. You my friend are brilliant.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Clever , rolling text innovative. You can dressed it up I suppose pretend it's more than it is perfume its rotting . Lovely deep write .

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on October 2, 2011
Last Updated on November 22, 2017
Tags: art, philosophy, death



Los Angeles, CA

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