Tried to capture the strange swirl of sensations that arise upon the reading of this odd book.
Here's the new episode.
Very happy to share this with you. It's a reading of my own poem this time. There's a little jangly guitar to accompany the verse and montage.
Here's the text of the poem.
Curl up with some bad ideas
a purple-headed bird;
dark wings’ feathers tip to tip
arc upwards, spread outwards.
green gloss zags in shining
ragged ribbons atop the
greasy purple scales.
ride lightning rails;
crush the night,
fly faster, past memory,
in the ever-blackening sky.
thunderbolts rush out - the soft
like sand drawn in the wave pull
at the beach.
grief - the purple headed bird of
earth. above it.
yet heavier than heaven
Thank you to Ari, for so much help in making this happen. And to my friends in California who give me hope. And to my friend and guitar teacher, Jay, for keeping my creativity alive.
VCX is an audio notebook of songs, poems, recording and literary extracts.