I have pulled up my skyrts to see my skirted thong, the Pillars of
Creation, the Lily-Crested plume. And there is my fyshe — the tip
of my cocke has the head of a gyrle — she rises from the rosy thonge,
her arms aloft as she peeps out from the lingerie bouquette.
Thyse gyrle was dressed as a fish
with only a human head
speckled like a mackerel.
The upper halfe of my cocke is the bodie of a tinie woman — her legs
are roots inside my abdomen, her arse shits from my arse — & my cocke
(the Sylphe Chimera is) observes itselfe in the Black Mirror, in a
darke glasse — and as I rub her my cock she sings of the orgasm,
of the depth of space — these baudes of pleasure — of meaning and the
plumed ejaculation that wyll stoppe her throat with the barbed sperm
like a hook in the mouth of a fish that gapes but does not disgorge.
- Cunt: She says the best thing about her cunt is that she cannot lie,
neither in the theatre of the cunt nor the seasons of the womb. She says:
(a) The clit is like a mini penis — it gives pleasure from the outside.
(b) The cunt is a hungry pleasure from within, its hidden nature is Power.
- The Siren of the Philosophers: This gyrle is not cuntless, a sealed vessel,
with no feminine passage. I saw the Slytte between her moystie tails
ooze spikenard. False Spikenard. False Mermaid. Mermaid-weed =
Proserpinaca palustris. Spikenard = Nardostachys grandiflora.
Proserpinaca pectinata is the Comb-like Mermaid-weed. Blazon fist.
The twin-tailed mermaid represents the Anima Mundi.
The false Solomon's seal, of the family Liliaceae (lily) is sometimes called
wild spikenard. False Spikenard is Smilacena racemosa, a contraceptive
of the New World (fleshy rhizomes, the flowers are hermaphrodite).
- Mermaid syndrome or sirenomelia: where the legs of a new-born child
are fused together. Erotic pleasures and dangers stand, in part,
for the pleasures and dangers of representation itself.
- A Note on Ulysses: In the Maske, this figure represents the male reader
able to enjoy not only the female body, but also literature, without losing
his masculine identity.