A ‘Pataphysical Poem


Docteur Canard, our youngest pataphysicist, is now a regular contributor to our art club, where she is creating an interactive skull with X-ray vision. As a gift for for Docteur Fabio’s 60th birthday, she wrote this poem about why she keeps coming back. We’re so glad she’s part of our society, and thank her for inspiring us with her fresh perspective on our madcap adventure.

The Pataphysical Slot Machine
As you enter, gods and demons stare down at you.
Pataphysicists are the makers of dreams, and the future rests in their hands.
Golden question marks show the end of the unknown question.
Purple coats flash past.
The  Pataphysical Slot Machine is a place of art, laughter and imagination.
Singing flowers, the Devil, a skull with flashing eyes, the hand with the All Seeing Eye.
Always in the process, never done.
Pearl and Lulu.
Two yipping, barking explosions of joy and energy, both worth twice as much as 1,000 pearls.
You can be anything you want to be, do anything you want to do, nothing is impossible here.
What do you want to know? UBU can see your future, and he will tell you.
Hidden away, a small miracle in the vast and troubled earth, a place of gods.

This is Really and Truly the most Fabulous place in the world, where Figurines come alive and Canards call from every corner. A place filled with Pizzazz, where the Day never ends, and Tout d’ Suite the Rind of your Brain is being Flashed with ideas you once thought impossible.The science and art of imaginary solutions.

Written for Dr. Fabio by Dr. Canard

Why, thank you kindly, Dr. Canard! We too enjoy our time together in this ‘place of gods’. We look forward to many more creative explorations with you 🙂 

3 thoughts on “A ‘Pataphysical Poem

  1. joeann edmonds matthew

    Dear Doctors,
    I am so awed by Natalie’s words and creations. We have known each other since she was about 9 when I began encouraging her to make art. We saved old jewelry, Britta Filters, Dog toy stuffings, corks, bottle caps, etc for Natalie to begin her projects. Then we found many decoy ducks on a abandoned ranch which became the solid forms under her hot glued glitz and glamour. It has been so fun to watch what she makes. I hope to one day be invited to your Pataphysical Ranch.

  2. Howard Rheingold

    Joeann —

    I look forward to seeing you in the studio when the days get a little longer and less wet. Those decoy ducks were the start of something big! You were smart to encourage her. Natalie’s going to do important things.

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