If you're here, you should know what the Katakomben-Heiliger (Catacomb Saints) are. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, European Catholic churches had a tradition of exquisitely decorating skeletons purported to be the earthly relics of saints. The Church being the Church, we have no idea who these bones belong to. So what we have are… Continue reading Work in Progress: Katakomben-Heiliger
Sometimes I talk back to dead poets. What do you want from me? My entire life is talking to people that don't listen, so why not talk to those that can't? In 1900 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, which contained "Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun". In this poem he entreated, in his effusive… Continue reading Works in Progress: Comrades and Lovers
This is well and truly a work in progress. I haven't really touched this in years. I had been playing with the phrases, even trying to translate them into Spanish to keep my brain limber. No clue what it means or where it came from. I just really like the word "primordial" and I'm fascinated… Continue reading Works in Progress: Mother Tongue
A tumblr text post from user "strawberryspoons" reads: Interviewer: where do you see yourself in 5 years? Me: I used escapist fantasies as a coping mechanism to get through years of trauma and therefore never learned how to plan for a real life future I think about this post so much. I have never had… Continue reading Plan
I have been working at this bastard for years. I think I am at Oscar Wilde's famous point of taking a comma out all morning then putting it back in at night. Among the many things that make me think of images, lines, and phrases is "The Sublime". I have always loved the aesthetic extreme,… Continue reading Works in progress: Sea of Ice
Text from Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities
I have hemmed and hawed, stopped and started for years. I wanted to do something along these lines, but I never had a clear vision of how they should look. But now I have just started to make them, and it's easy! What am I talking about? Books! Specifically, itty-bitty books of my own poems.… Continue reading Finally started this!