Light Dreaming

Light Dreaming, paper collage, 2021

i mean 
in terms of syllables
this memory is an affliction

like a sky that isn’t 
brave enough to bloom

there is no ladybug, no 
misfit planet to walk in

only these consonants
which sprout up
in every waking direction
wings of the gods
	at their feet

Art prints for “Light Dreaming” are now available in my Etsy shop, along with several others. (I am in the process of transitioning all of my artwork there.) And don’t forget…my second chapbook, Has Had Paradise, will be live at the end of this week!

18 thoughts on “Light Dreaming

  1. Do you have a bunch of cool vintage magazines at your disposal in which you’re finding your collage elements? I’m getting a 70’s vibe, anyway ( which is a good thing!). Anyway, I enjoy this poem, also! I like the imagery of ” consonants which sprout up in every direction”. Makes me want to stroll around a garden of letters and words.

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    1. Thank you! As a matter of fact, I do. Mostly old National Geographic and Life magazines (1940s-1980s), along with some 70s gardening books. And you’re right. This collage comes from two 1970s Nat Geos. I’m happy you like the poem and the collage. I had fun making both.

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      1. Ooh, I’m envious of your collection! I love vintage everything…but I have a soft spot for 70’s aesthetic especially. I’ve not tried collage, but it does look like fun 🙂

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      2. Oh, I love the 70s aesthetic, too. And I love the look and feel and musty smell of old paper. I think collage is great fun. I actually find it very soothing, as well. One of my zen habits.

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      3. Oh yes, the smell of old paper! I love old book smell ( but also new book smell). Collage does look as though it’d be a calming activity. It’s kinda like the visual art version of cut-up poetry in a way 🙂

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  2. Terrific collage! And I love “like a sky that isn’t brave enough to bloom”…sometimes we are all afraid to bloom…but when we do, it’s just like the collage…on a shore we may have already travelled but then we see with fresh eyes..love it! Can’t wait for your chapbook!

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