time bombarded me wiht its silence today, the sky was closer, birds more transparent. maybe because of the intersection of wonder and scream. once I was one with my wounds. I had thoughts without spin today, only the wounds of the world spinning in the distance. the impossible mixture of blood dust shattered bricks, death is so ignorant, so messy. you used to smile when you saw me eating blueberries naked. in the core of trees there is silence, isn't it? in the core-self there is an emptiness full of antiwords, isn't it?
when I have nothing else to tell you
I'll write a poem or two
strange words for a strange world
as strange as the last day of a year
we need new clothes for thoughts
to dance anew the horror, the splendour
Happy New Year to you all!
witness to this quiet life
certain thoughts understand the soul of birds
there are different orders of truth
order is just the unseen dream of messiness, a flower of chaos
systole and diastole of breathing in strange beings
contradiction intrinsic in all things
I need the anti-me for rhythmic change
perhaps the destiny of the eye is the tear & life
a history of losses, of blocked cycles of pain
a chronicle of laughter, an impression of the light,
a formless night
a mysterious entelechy of
"Poetry is not a luxury... Through poetry we give name to those ideas which are until the poem nameless and formless."
by Audre Lorde
what a miracle each morning
to rediscover the symmetry of words
words in flight words in might
worlds of words submitting
to the geometry of dreams
what a miracle each evening
to feel the ripples of certain poems
in the maze of synapses
a certainty each day I do not count
my naked body is carrying death
like an embryo of silence
what a curse what a delight
to meet myself in flesh and bones
as a road without beginning
This place is my journal
Of things I have ever felt
In the only ways
I could have spelt.
I am not your favourite person
it is not right, you know nothing about me
I am a closed book,
don't open me to read,
the empty pages are not yours to fill,
I am normal, don't make me feel bad
It is exceptional, the part you expect me to fill still,
But I am my own person,
Keying my destiny to be apart.
I feel like a poet again as
I'm standing in front of this window
it is full of ivy and ripples of quietness
life has certain rhymes and some riddles
I'm thinking about lovers exchanging
spontaneous glances, words, illusions
I'm thinking about social workers
returning home with a tired smile
I'm thinking about young and old
carrying different worlds under their skin
I feel like a poet again as I wait for the hours
to ripen for more truth to tell
a round whiteness an exultant blackness
embrace the window
my hands are full of waves, walls, kisses, common faces
a shamanic design sometimes
but they still can't bear the weight of words
in a language without wrists
I am a Jane Doe on a metaphoric journey
cause time isn't waiting for me in particular
so I won't waste any more minute on the description
of the darkness of language
better start writing the memoirs of the time to come
The true poem is not the work of the individual artist, it is the universe itself, the one work of art which is forever perfecting itself.
Ernst Cassirer, from "An essay on Man"
Language thus becomes an instrument of "spirituality", that is to say, of the direct transmutation of desires and emotions into presences and powers that become "realities" in themselves, without the intervention of physically adequate means of action.
Paul Valery, from "I would sometimes say to Mallarme..."
The work of metaphorization is important: it brings together all the elements of a question and "contains" them before all of their particular ramifications, hidden conflictualities, and blurred paradoxes can be displayed.