15.12.09

Infinite loop or: finished UFO

Back in August I started this by writing poems
on fabric, tea dyeing it, cutting it in strips,
and putting them back together...













Now (which I dreaded and long postponed)
I machine quilted it in rather awkward swirls
and loops - which wasn´t all that bad, actually...













... onto an old, tea dyed kitchen towel...













...repeating the words in an infinite loop (feeling
like being in one myself, or is it a rat race...?)
as a kind of border...













It´s this poem by Robert Pinsky. Can´t say it
feels too good though, butchering people´s
poems for one´s own purposes, which makes me
aim a bit more determined at taking up
writing again, trying to produce my own
material (somehow, somewhen, somewhere...)


“If you know what you are going to write when
you're writing a poem, it's going to be average.”

(Derek Walcott)

Kommentare:

arlee hat gesagt…

I love poetry as well, but like you hate using it from other people---i have a stash of that some where also, just have to dig it out and let it see the light of day. You can do it.

ger hat gesagt…

Right... threading words...

Chris Gray hat gesagt…

...love the cloth...

..and the words..

I've been putting my poetry onto/into paper things....

...maybe I will try using cloth as a writing sheet...

..new directions seem good right now....

ger hat gesagt…

Yes, they do... thanks, Chris...

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

Well. I'd be quite interested to see what you'd write.

I suppose - used a curtain - the words could be a kind of gatekeeper?

ger hat gesagt…

I like that - a text string curtain...

jude hat gesagt…

yes, i think we are ready for your words.

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you... - but am I...?