Thursday, September 26, 2013

'Psyche '03', Tempera on Paper.


A Selection from 'Of Dead Silences', (Lapwing Publications)



Of The-


Head of death
 
The seasons dissipate as if they
Had never collected tears
 
A dissolving sky
Soil sieved through fingers
 
The silent laughter of the blood


 Nothing More-


Ruins of the foreign sky
From which point all are dead
 
Smears of dying animals upon clear glass
The flies will gather, nothing more


Ignites-


A blindfold of congealed earth
The dead drown of inverted tears
 
Lacking the light
By which the night ignites the living


Upon-


Brute flesh shocks the nothing back
Into resolve
 
And is then pissed upon


Silences-

Heart of desolate
In a vice of flesh
 
Nowhere else/ nowhere/ nothing less
The winds erased having tasted ashes
 
Echoes of non-being
Inexplicable silences

Champion-


Dark hollow
The sky unearthed

One final breath to champion the infinite

Ever-


Haven to begin from
Scarlet striking out striking the dirt
 
With liquid hands
As if it could have ever begun otherwise


II


#9-


Echo within echo within shadow of…
Absence/ walls/ flames/ still breath alone
 
Pantheon of carousel/ of vertigo/ of absences
 
Night’s undoing was never night
Hence the laughter forever ceases to be
 
 
#14-


Danse of polka winds…night undone/
Night flourishing…
 
Silent retrace of bone/ vapours/ memories
 
Immense sky of non-death/ nothing lessened
Razor absences/ peeling away the bloodlessness
 
 
#15-


Hollowed tongue…winds dealt/ silenced
Dread lest the fingers break/ (only the elapsed)
 
Sing elixir of non-speech/ mouth full of dry sands
Leaving behind the drapery of skinned tide
 
 
#18-

Adrift…a visage of mists…(dead unto breath)/ arbitrary
Vault of wasps/ colours/ discoloured skin/ emptily
 
Night of vague breathing/ unheard voices/ voices heard
 
Stillness of forgotten sky/ there or here again/ cast aside
Buried sun/ sky/ sun of ashen waste/ teeth of nothingness
 
 
#19-


Waste ground/ flies of haste/ silver voices/ decay
Black tongue of…wasted wounds of…soundless again
 
Arise dead/ so much the/ dread/ silenced/ birthed
Evaporating tongue of/ erased/ better never/ never to have been
 
 
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