‘The Seas that Ring the World’ Ring 2/5 : Transformations Poems (Book 2)

9 Apr

TRANSFORMATIONS

George Braque Metamorphoses

February 2013-March 2014

17 poets, 15 months, creating 1 contemporary reworking of Ovid’s Metamorphoses

See the Transformations Page for more details or the ‘Present Collaborations’ Tab

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 Poems Inspired by Book 2 

Featuring:

Nell Perry and Nat Hall

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>glas lacrima

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  the ooid the

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.earth and

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>stick lac a moon

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 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>phōssil lumens

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>pitylike

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  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>opal an

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>  ##############ankle

################but brackened

####################marshpin

####################a sapling wrist

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>by Nel Perry

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World’s Chimera Etcetera

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In the name of feathers,

what happened to Envy, the raven and the crow?

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Too many tales of deception, lust, skyward falls,

in between buds & dead rose hips;

life flourishes from equinox,

so many rumours

from above,

as sisters

are

turned

into trees.

But, have you heard the many tongues

at dawn chorus?

It is honey

to us,

mortals,

larks, wheatears,

bramblings, willow, or pallas’ warblers,

always driven by migrations – figments of imagination

gardeners dream as they unearth new dormant weeds with a long blade…

Above their eyes,

Jupiter,

Europa, Mercury,

like rubber banded to a star, in search of love,

inside a selfish universe –

where

birds slide in

magnetic fields like

flying flares through earthly winds.

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In between us,

nothing’s perfect,

as long as the Moon pulls what once felt like

love’s woven ropes, a earthly song

written on the walls of

all the world’s

isles and skerries –

a raven’s

nest

et les

chimères de notre monde.

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© Nat Hall 2013

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To find out more about Nell and Nat you can look here:

Nell Perry:

http://themusicofbreakages.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/nellperry

Nat Hall:

http://nordicblackbird.weebly.com/index.html

https://twitter.com/nordicblackbird

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