‘Depths and Surfaces’ Glance 2/3: Transformations Poems (Book 10)

10 Dec

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 10

.Featuring:

Nat Hall and Richard Biddle

_

Wild Vows

by Nat Hall

You don’t want to hurt me,
but see deep how the bullet lies*

.

Before lone gods,
mice and strange priests,
we hunted down our wildest
vows,
I, da daughter of
nobody,
you,
the stringman
in love with chords…
But as we put words in a cage,
they grew feathers, talons and taste for
blood and flesh.
I carried mine on nameless hills,
through sly mires,
peat bogs,
cold swamps;
you long drowned yours
inside poison you always took for
night’s nectar, and
walked away,
………….walked away,
………………….. walked away.

No need to throw stones in the wind,
I walk though life with
brand new
drums.

©Nat Hall 2013

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*echo from Running Up That Hill, 2012 Remix, Kate Bush.

.

Thoughtform (after Pygmalion)

by Richard Biddle

.

Plagued with perfection, I create you –

A mockery of bones. Unknown to flesh and
toy-doll-smooth,
you are fruitlessly beautiful; an ivory womb.

You are the mummified dove, flawlessly carved
in the clotted veins of my limestone heart.

Those pumice lips, counterfeit and teasing,
despairingly manifested as a sad man’s plaything.

An unbecoming bloom.

Entombed in a fanatical psyche,
you are born of an impotent selfing.

A plastic fantasy .

No teeth, no nails, no tears, no hair
no voice, no perfume, no name.

An unblemished, numb dummy unyielding
no reflections.

My secret, my lover, my shame.

 

  

You can find more about Nat and Richard here:

Nat Hall

http://nordicblackbird.weebly.com/

https://twitter.com/nordicblackbird.

Richard Biddle

http://writings43.blogspot.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/littledeaths68

 

 

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One Response to “‘Depths and Surfaces’ Glance 2/3: Transformations Poems (Book 10)”

  1. nordicblackbird December 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Reblogged this on nordicblackbird and commented:
    Collaborative project c/o ArtiPeeps #Transformations after Ovid’s Metamorphoses – Book 11

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