Posts Tagged ‘woman’
Posted in Architecture, art, Collage, Digital Collage, Photography, Poetry, school, School Work, Writing, tagged architectural narratives, ballerina, Casablanca quote, cityline, Digital Collage, ink drawing, leopold lambert, poem, Poetry, RIetta Wallenda, suspended at 300 feet with no harness, the funambulist, tightrope dances, tightrope walker, woman on September 1, 2011 | 1 Comment »
To Rietta Wallenda
Tightrope acrobats dance above safety nets
Nerves taut like violin chords
Pulsing on neck, tendons stiff.
The fisherman spreads his father’s nets
Repaired a thousand times, damaged again
He sews his wounds on the beach
Fastens the corks
The old man with the young eyes
who listens to Mina and
–faraway look toward his sea,
a cigarillo in his mouth–
dreams of America.
Or, once a young girl
with a butterfly net
out to catch impossible sprites on hilly fields
On the outskirts of the city.
You don’t know where I have been
and what I have seen.
The spider crochets his architecture
His gothic cathedrals
With divine geometry
With infinite patience
Behind the mirror.
Addendum September 5, 2011:
A search on the term ‘funambulist’ and inquiries about Moussavi’s “Function of Ornament” led me to find an incredible blog and post:
The editor is a fellow ‘literary architect’ interested in theory, film, art, books.
Won’t you join me down the rabbit hole of Borgesian architecture for a read of ‘Aleph’?
This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Posted in art, art,poetry,writing, Drawing, Ink, Quotes, sketchbook, sketching, tagged airhead, big hair, chicken, Drawing, dumb chick, gallina, high heels, ink, oca, pen, the chick who thought she found a worm, vain, woman on February 17, 2011 | Leave a Comment »