Sandy Pearlman – “Workshop of the Telescopes”

November 29, 2008 at 11:32 am (Poetry & Literature)

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 close
They know me by my black telescope

Your green tree mantle from which these things derive
A lens of quartz and refract spoke 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

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


  1. Ellen Roe said,

    I love this song like a brother.

  2. Ron Ferraro said,

    Can’t wait to see BOC at Fremont St. Experience this weekend. My third time seeing them. Hope they play this one.

  3. lazycat1984 said,

    Reblogged this on lazycat1984 and commented:
    Sandy Pearlman, diviner of the starry wisdom

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