Cronos (1993)

Cronos (1993) Guillermo del Toro’s first gothic masterpiece studies the relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter through a surreal allegory about immortality and the limits of life on earth. Federico Luppi gives a stunning performance as the elderly antiques dealer who discovers a treasure that rejuvenates his blood and turns him younger. But there is a cruel price he has to pay to stay alive.



Su-Sung ‘s water clock

Measured time as flow,

Powered by a giant water wheel

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And crowned by an armillary sphere

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For observing positions of the stars.

Richard Wallingford’s clock in 1336

Had an astrolabe dial, displaying

The sun, the moon’s age, a star map,

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And a wheel of fortune for the tides

Beneath London Bridge.


Charles Brush’s windmill of 1888

Raised its wrought-iron tower

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In his Ohio mansion backyard

To fuel his electrical power

And keep his industrial clocks in order.


Inside the archaeological scarab

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Is the roach that promises immortality

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Is a form of Aztec vampirism.

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What thins the blood keeps a flow

Tidal beneath the cheating moon.

The sundial scythes its shadow

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Of death across white marble.

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Hidden inside is a time capsule

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Full of fond memories

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That nostalgia has beatified. 

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[Disposable Poem July 9, 2017]

Dr. Mike















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