Description: I admit this one may be a bit toooo cryptic, so here is a bit of help. First, only 3 words are capitalized, Mercury, Sulfur and Salt, which
should immediatley point to alchemy. The conventional metaphors for these three symbols
are mercury = mind, sulfur = passions, salt = physical body. Astrologically, Mercury is definitely associated with mind and communication,
but my use here attributes it to the constantly changing physical world, using salt as mind/thought because thoughts last infinitely
longer than anything physical (which is in constant flux) despite the fact that those two attributes seem opposite to most people. Maybe just a personal work, although my goal was to
bring these ideas back into circulation even
if only in small amounts.
...Whoa...you are totally my new favorite on my list! "Lot's Wife"..I assume you are talking in biblical terms? I come from a Muslim background, so this automatically triggered Lot's tale, and it's quite similar to biblical beliefs. I think what amazed me was how you managed to take something metaphorical and incorporate that in scientific terms...that not only was beautiful but I find it brilliant. I'm so shocked because I find that difficult to blend two totally different subjects into one whole when writing poetry.
Brilliant work...absolutely Please keep writing more. I'm so impressed and even proud.