Flirting with the dunes: According to David Crouch, there is a sense of playful negotiation & contingent potentiality resident in acts of flirting. Flirtatiousness is a means by which to re-think our understanding of relationality as an open site of becoming, to be receptive to the language of sea/space on the land/wash, & to open our selves to topography in ways that facilitate possibility. In an open world, can flirting with the sea/side help facilitate serious hope?
Notes from my WD: Spray hits the rocks before its long lingering moment of descent. There’s a cool north easterly rising, nipping at flesh,rocks slipping black into the sea like onyx, & the rising ghosts of ancient things caught napping. Now the wind heaves with sea-foam echoing off high notes of a river from the barrens that cuts through the garden like a lover running to the sea. Steam rises from rocks to the sounds of a great low growl of stones being dragged to the deep. (JPR)
A Taste for the Library (unpublished poem): Beneath its firm exterior/ Of floor to ceiling shelves/ Weighted with walnut and words/ It displays a surprising vulnerability My library:/ A taste for secrecy and subversion/ Desires for radical coherence/ A catalogue of/ Books that have been written/ And those that will be written/ ....Books that make a room/ Into a pure democracy/ And books that readers crave who seek asylum/ Knowing there are no crimes of hospitality here.
Painting Coral Abstract Painting Original by OraBirenbaumArt
abstract painting, acrylic painting contemporary Large abstract painting ORIGINAL painting painting on canvas, flower by Oak