Snake by Leonora Carrington


Crowned as the serpents
In the Kingdom of the mind
Often are.
Where is the pyramid
Of her body placed?
A mnemonic device
To navigate the reptilian brain.
Bare it in mind
Bare it in mind.
Snake poem and image by Leonora Carrington , from Leonora Carrington; The Celtic Surrealist (IMMA, Dublin



The accompanying Leonora Carrington image is entitled Ulu’s Pants (1952) and is on the IMMA website advertising, Leonora Carrington; The Celtic Surrealist. The exhibition runs from 18 September 2013 – 26 January 2014, at the Garden Galleries, IMMA, Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

I went, I will probably go again. Details about the exhibition and the paintings are available at the IMMA Site.

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