Tuesday, September 08, 2009

"Flow" by Paul Pereira

I received from Paul Pereira, who has recently been doing some pretty abstract comics, a poem based on my piece, "Flow":

Here it is:


The faces crawled down the wall
like an echo of the first sludge
yawning, constricted
primal lava memory

ocean tension
channeling the together
rushing forth into a human cycle
the first signs of anima

the skeletons picked and chose
the seers watch from the first of eyes

and they saw the holes in the faces
of caves in the skull of the mount

then the crevices of the gods opened
like the abysmal jaw extending
pulling into black hole

into the heart of the great egg
the seed of first lifeform

the point of no return
phoenix rising like the first moon

and with it
the monolith rose

the sleeping dragon stirred

guardians, toads, beetle, claws
archetypal activation

bringing forth the moth from flames

to greet the first man, whom they saw as fluid, serpentine gods.

Thanks, Paul!!


Anonymous said...

I have to say I LOVE this latest batch of works, especially the animations, although you refer to them as "silly exercises".

You might be interested, from the point of view of abstract comics, in some of the works in the Glömp X anthology, made and edited by some Finnish comics artist that I am acquainted with. Some samples from the book (which is also a travelling exhibition of 3-d comics, sculpted comics or installation-comics, I don't know how to describe them) can be found on the publisher's page here, it's last on the current front page at the moment:


I don't know what you would think of this offer, and I feel abashed to ask this way in a public blog, but it would be marvellous to have your work appear in our poetry magazine Tuli&Savu, which is dedicated to pursuing the limits between poetry and the arts. From the point of view of visual poetry, especially, your work as well as that collected in the Abstract Comics Anthology could provide some much-needed contrast to some of the inherent conservatisms, niceties and artificial limits which sometimes plague the grey areas between visual and verbal art forms.

Andrei Molotiu said...

Teemu--I realize I never answered you. I tried at the time to find your email address, and failed. I just tried again, and still can't find it. If you get this, please email me.