As I’m sure you know by now Lili Morgan is our Visitor Peep at the moment, our emerging artist in residence. It gives me pleasure to say that her work has inspired some of ArtiPeeps’ great poet-collaborators to put pen to paper. Here, below are the fruits of Kate Garrett’s, Greg Mackie’s and Rebecca Audra Smith’s labours. We hope you (and Lili) enjoy them.
N.B. There will be another two great poems by another two great poets being posted out along with Lili’s journal this Thursday.
by Greg Mackie
In another time,
In another life,
My heart was a canvas,
Devoid of your light.
My days were as dark,
As a thousand dreamless nights,
Until you painted my soul,
A pure neon bright.
I was saved by your kiss,
And your catalyst kicks,
Your love spun my world.
Into kinetic bliss.
You transformed this land,
And you coloured my nights,
With one touch of your hand,
And a splash of neon bright.
From the atoms of chaos,
To the shine of the sun,
The paradigms have lost,
And the revolution has won.
Like energy in flight,
Like dynamite, I might,
Explode into light,
When you smile, neon bright.
REVOLUTION IN GREEN
by Rebecca Audra Smith
Pluck long grasses and string them
thumb to thumb, so that the world is broken.
Two green seedlings that you place to your lips
and blow, a peacock screech shakes the daisy’s pink heads.
Then shut your eyes and massage them in the
pockets of your skull, till all you see is green
dimpling and blushing in slow fireworks,
as your fingers rotate against your lids’ soft bugle.
When your sight clears you’ll see
an emerald city and the strewn bodies
of a revolution in trees, branches broken, apples-
a deep lime shade that tastes sharp.
It unfurls on your tongue like a flag.
See more of the great Kate, Greg and Rebecca here:
- Kate Garrett:
- Greg Mackie:
- Rebecca Audra Smith:
If you want to be our next Visitor Peep (from any discipline) and ‘borrow’ our page for a month do get in contact. You’ll find details of this initiative HERE.