the madness of space

Throw away the lights, the definitions,

And say of what you see in the dark

That it is this or that it is that,

But do not use the rotted names.

How should you walk in that space and know

Nothing of the madness of space,

Nothing of its jocular procreations?

Wallace Stevens, The Man with the Blue Guitar
Photo: Marilyn Minter, Green Pink Caviar (via)