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I'm worried that an explanation ruins a haiku, so read the poem before you read this. Go on.
Okay? Have you read the poem first? Now you're allowed to read my winded shpiel.
While studying Unicorns in the Man, Myth, and Magic encyclopedia, I came across the idea that alchemists would look for Hermes in the form of a unicorn to herald their success. The article linked Hermes to the unicorn's androgynity (having a female body but a male horn). After all, the appearance of Hermes during a successful experiment would mean being transformed into a being of spiritual "gold" without any bodily or social limits.
This is my try at what an alchemist might say before being whisked off to perfection.
It's from early 2009, by the way.
The formula is...
Brightly horned creature of light!
Are you Hermes?
|Unicorn's Origin||Exploding Embrace|
|The Doctor's Orders|