A place for poets by Hana Frenette
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Birds&Bodies is a weird narrative about an abusive relationship between soul and body. After too much abuse, soul (from here on out known as 'The Glow') flees from the descent of body via a sneeze.
At the instant of escape, The Glow becomes a Dove.
Thus beginning the first part of this book- "Book of Soul"
Glow sets out on a search for meaning, to understand why Body had become so negligent. Yet, the Glow quickly realizes that it's hard to search for something when you have no idea what it is. The Glow soon understands it needs body for this search. For, without eachother, both shall wander aimless and unsatisfied.
It picks up with 'Book of Body' as Body wanders in a similar search. Feeling abandoned by God, man, and the Glow--Body abuses itself with drugs and self-defeating measures. Still, Body searches.
In the physical conception of the book, I mixed all of the pages up. Although they remain numbered, reading from front to back isn't in order. Several pages are up-side-down (In fact, the whole book of body is).
'Mindfully Mixed-up' is the idea; a metaphor for the subject matter within:
A search for something you don't understand, until you've reached the end.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I know, it has been awhile. I am truly sorry to the one or two people who bother to read this thing, but school strangled the last three weeks out of me. It's not as though I haven't worked on stuff for the blog, I just didn't scan it in until now. It is a rather time consuming process for whatever reason. In any case, these are some back entries, there's more to come.