Monday, 29 September 2008

tunnel I

Sunday, 28 September 2008

yellow and blue II

River Thames

desert dreams

Battersea, London

Sidney Nolan - Ned Kelly


Each night he must
be carried through artificial tunnels and dream recurrent dreams.
Just as the ties recur beneath his train, these underlie
his rushing brain. He does not dare look out the window,
for the third rail, the unbroken draught of poison,
runs there beside him. He regards it as a disease
he has inherited the susceptibility to. He has to keep
his hands in his pockets, as others must wear mufflers.

If you catch him,
hold up a flashlight to his eye. It's all dark pupil,
an entire night itself, whose haired horizon tightens
as he stares back, and closes up the eye. Then from the lids
one tear, his only possession, like the bee's sting, slips.
Slyly he palms it, and if you're not paying attention
he'll swallow it. However, if you watch, he'll hand it over,
cool as from underground springs and pure enough to drink.

Elizabeth Bishop - from Man-moth

Friday, 12 September 2008



Luton airport

Disconnected point

Luton airport departures/arrivals

Thursday, 11 September 2008

departure I

Paul Day's "The Meeting Place"; St. Pancras station

It just occurred - I saw this as the leaving point. Which... melancholia: more resonate for me.