April Redux – 2014 – Siena Ghost

Siena Ghost

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Inquisitive ghost

haunting bright Siena day

with curtained glances

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Photograph and haiku by clinock

April Redux – 2013 – fragmented/enchanted

fragmented-enchanted

Even as the center holds,

various preconceptions

of mirrored identity,

(sensible face,

pedestrian limbs,

imagined organs),

fragment and

peel away,

shedding more than was known.

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Enchanted by fragmentation

I’m reluctant to leave

this sweet and bitter place

where honeyed magics

wing through space,

pollinating thought

and flesh, and dreams.

Waiting becomes me.

I paint the walls with lightning.

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Fragmented by enchantment,

a cellular accommodation

reforms my reformation

in a dance of Buddha love,

an attitude of slow turning

across the wavering tiles,

where I shape and shape again

the slow dissolve

of the waiting room I was.

 

 

photo collage and poem by clinock

Stranded (renovation art 8)

MermanMerman 2

ocean man, stranded

high and dry under full moon,

losing the magic

of the sea.

 

ocean man, longing

for waves and distant thunders,

knowing the sacrifice

of sadness.

 

ocean man, dreaming

of the salt and foam of tides

surrendering the dream

forever.

 

 

Art and poem by clinock.

Stranded. H.7″ x W.6″ x D.6″. Fired and stained clay.

Red Priest (renovation art 7)

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Thigh deep in the swamp of forgetting

you believe you have found the Eden snake,

the flute of the infinite, the heavenly pump.

and you choke and blow and stroke

toward the surrender of the second coming.

 

You do not remember your own body,

how holy and precious your breasts and tail,

and so you reach out to contaminate the innocent

in the name of the holy

you desecrate desire and are a coward of love.

 

Art and Poem by clinock.

Red Priest. H.9″ x W.7″ x D.7″. Acrylic stain on fired clay.

tête-à-tête (renovation art 5)

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better eye to eye

than head to head

but better head to head

than back to back

 

this is the dueling stance,

ten paces gentlemen

then turn and kill

and may the best man win

 

how do we measure

‘the best’, and ‘man’

while the ‘not quite so best’

die again and again?

 

Sacrifice is an archaic prayer

of blood, shadows and dark power

but still we feed the endless fires

and the insatiable gods

 

 

Art and Poem by Clinock

Sculpture: tête-à-tête by Clinock. H. 8″ x W. 6″ x D. 8″ (varies). Fired and acrylic stained clay / feathers / screws / beads / painted wood base.

Shaman (renovation art 3)

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shaman

Shape shifter,

Sometimes winged,

Sometimes four legged.

Woman, man, fish, amoeba,

Bone and card reader,

Weaver of dreams,

Midwife and mortician,

Magician and Fool.

 

Beyond right and wrong,

Always and forever

He is deeply here

At the pulsing center

Of my life,

And I dance his mystery

Into drumming kaleidoscopes

Of wonder.

 

Art and Poem by Clinock.

Sculpture: Shaman, by Clinock. H. 13″ x W. 5″ x D. 5″. Fired and stained clay.

Tree Warrior (renovation art 2)

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He has nature at his back,

skeleton of winter,

spine of a ragged warrior.

 

He has shield and lance,

the correct expression,

the strength of will,

the iron of purpose.

 

But can he protect us

from the passing of the trees?

 

As goes the forest

so go we all.

 

Art and poem by Clinock.

Sculpture: Tree Warrior by Clinock.  Height 12” x Width 4” x Depth 3” (varies). Fired and stained clay / chopstick / yarn / tree branch / beads / rusted tin.