понеділок, 1 травня 2017 р.

Scott-Patrick Mitchell - Four poems


Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a West Australian performance poet. SPM's poetry appears in Out Of The Box: Contemporary Australian Gay & Lesbian Poets, Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry, Contemporary Australian Poetry and The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. In 2017, SPM’s debut collection, Vade Mecum, will be published through Hawkline Press. Visit www.facebook.com/scottpatrickmitchellpoet for information


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1. 
concerto with eyes closed



what are the sounds
that makde this a poem
if you close your eyes
will you still typppepeee
the same sooiioooooound
s

thwne

then that is ewhat you say
aty aya aya
what we say is this
we have our eyes
closed
closed
when we write this pooooem
we capture the sounds as if
we a re
are
are
are
blind
but the sound
ti speaks in our hgead
and i tyope
not
knowing
what the keys said
thjeu said
tjeu
saod

keuyboard becomes a piano
Oh no oh no
piano of words that berb
up the throat of fingers
qjem 2uhq5 lint34w iw
and what liungers is what a singer
singer sinder says
wjat we saod wjat we read wjat
we we
w
e
we

i am now blind
and if find that what
my mind hears
is different to what
appears
a
peers
a pier

appear as a poem
and let the words write the night
i a, a k night
\iu am only po0llen
i sa,

blind leading the blind
i am i am ai m

with eyes closed what
a poem knows is that the verb
can grow and
to write this poem
is a go

when i have finished
with this i shall open
my i’s
my i shall spy
when i open my eyes i am
i

say his to your mmhym from
me
me
m,e

poem. go slowluy
into the night
into the light
into the sight

poem go oh oh oh oh oh 


***from The Aesthetics of Library Science

2. Identification signs

orient user
tell him he has reached his destination

. under this heading include
external signs

(those identifying the library
, the main entrance

, the car park

) internal signs
primary & secondary

destinations

. storage units
. individual stock items

. several visually distinct
levels

. severed dead ends track
back to points of origin

. no one ever gets lost
, often


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3. directories

occupying several floors
will be necessary to

display a directory

. just inside the main entrance
the total number of destinations

is an alphabetical listing
: approach often

. the number of destinations less
appropriate floor by door

. directional signs alone
may depend on exact situation

. larger, the directory is chief
, guides user to correct pore for

whole relevant parties
repeated on arrival

building
science

4. Internal signs

ideally signs would screen photographic
prints on plastic-based paper wall hanging

less durable
as economy measure

. photographic prints
temporary the internal

.


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