Friday, August 20, 2010

Stranded in Openess

Stranded in Openess

i open
at the extremity
where i sculpt what is left
of you

i am so distant
from the memory of my own eyes
i keep running
the hidden contours
of a journey
unknown even to me

i turn away from immediacy
from anything
resembling a center a shelter a home

and still i find you
ever clearer in this pitch of night

there is only this feeling
of being away
far from you
and wanting to come back
again and again

i am not even seeking
i am certainly not thinking

i am stranded in openness

Dom Gabrielli studied literature at Edinburgh University and prepared for his doctorate in Paris and New York. In Paris, Gabrielli’s passion for French literature and thought led him to begin writing, translating, and teaching. He translated widely including published works by Bataille,  Leiris and Jabes. In the early 1990’s, he left the academic world to travel and devote himself to writing, whilst pursuing various business ventures. He has published two books to date. The Eyes of a Man, his first book of poetry, and The Parallel Body, which earned considerable praise. Both books were published by Ziggurat Books International. Gabrielli currently travels extensively.

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