Volume 5: DISAPPEARANCE

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Erin Geegan Sharp, "Clouds, Wind, Air, Light"

Erin Geegan Sharp

Clouds, Wind, Air, Light


Clouds

weave

thin

membrane

separating outcasts [1]

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1. from container [a]

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a. expanding in quilts ruptured by light inside [i]

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i. forged into mutation [ii]

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ii. adapting, recalibrating vulnerability


* * *

Clouds

sense [1]

time [2]

in

heat [3]

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1. adapting as membrane, storing

2. precarious [a]

3. never finished, rising against the nebulous [b]

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a. residing in an invisible windhouse

b. to form and hatch seasons [i]

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i. pliant.


* * *

Clouds

press [1]

into a

physical place

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1. into a boundless horizon [a]

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a. as bundles slipping. Liquid oeuvres hopping incessantly as sparrows. Folded immobile feathers. Folded sky, folding into infinity, via material of feather. Garment of feather from a contour of sparrow. Sculpture of veils in multiple; fold at the edge – under cover – sloughing wet. A migration of many weaved, an intensive fold, exposed within a space. A space folded onto itself. An intensity of feather frayed, exposed intricate oiled grooves, an excess of flow, uncontained, leaking, linked to air, a dimension reconfigured as space folds


* * *

Wind

is loosening [1]

the authority

formed of

invisible architecture [2]

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1. in a fluid movement, in form of clouds that arrive as a sort of womb secret [a]

2. being of degree, not located on one side or the other [b]

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a. the wind itself retreats as [i]

b. but inside echoes of words heard from not above or below but is within itself, wavering, slipping in and out of memory

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i. words heard from


* * *

Wind [1] as

open order [2]

floating [3] in

postive and negative

space?

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1. a mass [a]

2. becomes formless

3. in an invisible architecture. [b]

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a. of letters lost in space

b. she asks how does it shape an entire body politic? [i]

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i. she asks how open to the future are packs as they align, orient, move and trans-form


* * *

Wind [1]

form dematerializes as [2]

pure surface [3]

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1. composed of ions, oxygenated, influenced by

2. multiple combinations of open space in

3. dislodged, loosened, connected by light to lift in a state of looming [a]

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a. She asks – what shadow, what light is cast? Does it have borders? How does it hold the space between where it is and where it was, where it will be? When it arrives is it still there? When did it leave? [i]

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i. Is it as it is now or is it a state in which it can be? [ii]

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ii. Is it recreated from the past – intersecting time and space as location, shape-shifting a place to a place held?


* * *

Air

charged [1]


brick [2]

back onto

black tar

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1. exhaust [a]

2. a load bearing masonry to sink walls of carved sound

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a. spews back on to


* * *

Light [1]

inside

body [2]

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1. never coinciding with its center

2. it swerves in and out of its own swarm [a]

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a. as interface

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Erin Geegan Sharp has translated Hélène Cixious’ play, Portrait of Dora. Mind Architecture, a play by Sharp, was performed at Naropa University. A radio opera, Eclipse, published by Nerve Lantern, is currently in development as part of a radio opera series. New writing is forthcoming in Bombay Gin and Mental Contagion. Sharp has a MFA from Naropa University and BA from Purdue University.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We enjoyed reading your poem. I loved the poem.
Laura & Steve