Friday, July 9, 2010

The Collaboration of Light

the collaboration of light

I breathe out of prejudice.
E. M. Cioran

Stumped, by the hollow word.

The distracted blood, and not daring to
move - as if we might catch sight of ourselves.

How often can a man describe misery
without perceptible scars?

Sampling the explosion of meaning by dying;
thinking out of the shadow of /i, and forever
(or only the span of breathing), being a brute
where the lines permit. Wishing for
the consolations of philosophy or
the life of a troubadour with all the voices.

(/i, like a slow thaw in the garden where
all this started under the sun yesterday
or years ago) There is

a simmering vitality that permits persistence,
that allows healing and the adoration of wounds.



Currently living in Argyll, Scotland with her partner, two children and a cat, Gillian Prew ditched philosophy in favour of poetry even though the former still haunts her. She has three collections of poems and has been published at Full of Crow, Counterexample Poetics, Gutter Eloquence, Gloom Cupboard, Fragile Arts Quarterly, 'ditch', and The Glasgow Review among others. She also recently became a 'Featured Artist' at Counterexample Poetics. 
 

 


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