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F.R.

Writer / Musician / Humanist

Sighs Are Pollution − poeticle 2

*(Listen to the stars scream
i’ll paint the night with our dreams
& wander alone)

It’s the run-around
All these silly games we play
i forget the rules

Dream inside of me
Now rock the boats back & forth
Pierce skies blue with tongues

My eyes: microscopes
Memory is the master
Motion darkens fate

Cadence in our feet
Call & answer our machines
My soul is rubber

Yang is the city
i look back & turn to salt
Yin is the country

Collective lilies
Sweat glistening on pavement
Gull feathers are brooms

Your silence is full
Puddle jumpers; hydroplaning
Wind fighting water

*

(Step on the ruins
Stop waiting for their green-light
Sighs are pollution)

The focus of this poeticle is more four-four time rather than the abstract meter (12/8) of poeticle I, An Offering For April. 4-4 is both a metonym of vehicular travel (specifically, by truck, jeep or off-road ie; off-road capabilities) and a time signature. i intend to draw connection between power, intention, and moving forward; especially through time. 4/4 is a time signature of our heartbeats, our walking & dance pace. There is a teetering with the odd format of the haiku in contrast to the metrical constraints of the music. There is a disconnect between what is box-like and humanly comfortable (4/4), and what is offered as spherical or logistically circular, non-linear, in-definite, or feminist in thinking (examples here). Similarly, i feel a disconnect in dualist ideals of what Western philosophers would call the human condition and what they consider important to pursue or indulge, and the need we have for power, choices, roads, etc. This poeticle is about teetering between forward, backward, side to side, and is to question the distinction between direction and reflection.

gif from instagram (@ravenandmoth)

“The fork in the road,” is represented by a pulsating circular orb. Circulation is another word for traffic, in French. Traffic is a divergent word; from human trafficking, to the distribution of goods, to boat and car flow and circulation. Circular or spherical objects have no definite boundaries. The Earth lacks them as well. This is a frightening concept, and some often feel trapped (yet others comfortably adventurous) when we have no boxes in which to fit, so the same people might subconsciously create boxes, little spaces and comfortable homes to settle into…

Playing with structure and contrasting it with freeform musical interpretations of rhythm and melody are interests of mine. i hope your mind expands like the raindrop in the center of the gif above, and grows even bigger. Thank you for reading.

An Offering For April – poeticle I

Track available for purchase via raven&moth on bandcamp

Inspired by Gertrude Stein‘s stream of consciousness style of writing, each morning for 12 days i awoke & marched to the bathroom to write a haiku. i attempted to reign in on meter, time signature, & opening up interpretation even further with video. In doing so i hoped to harness some fleeting humanity out of the spirit i have been ignoring for the sake of pressing onward into what feels like a long pause before the plunge.

It is not that i am not content.. but rather, i have experienced all of what has been offered to me. So i sought to experience more. This is my Offering To April; my worries, my ecstacies, & trappings of the mundane. For them, i hope to receive freedom, fruition, & relief.

This poeticle will be further analyzed on my academic page, recently created.

i have created some writings that i call manifesta (click for the pdf). these poems are the first of many efforts to view our relation to gaia & each other. the format is crucial to visualization so please explore!

excerpts;


the faerie
till we have faces she seeks
She stretches a hand out for mine
& watches her world recede

urn
The perfume of earth
black oil coating our worth

space
Fear of you
Fear of rust
Fear of darkness
Fear of lust

the pen
words are to be shared, just as we share the air and water
The greatest gifts aside from love, are the gifts that are for all

{please share with credit to the writer & the intent}

 – fey

introduction

my name is Fey.

i am a college student. my mother says she raised a child of the 1960’s. she is the reason i have had all that ornaments my life; from •attitude to •possessions, •nourriture to •toys, •mind to •heart… i am forever grateful;indebted to her efforts & unbridled loyalty to my future. all that would provide her with c∞ntinuity &  joy is all that i could hope to offer up.

two hands full of people in my life are christened as an extension from blood ties.
though i prefer this list be short for convenience, i am not opposed to being of service to, & considerate of others. my goal is not shallow connection, but to dive deep into the world without fear.
i believe all manifestations of energy and matter are equal in intrinsic value,

Intrinsic value is the value a thing has — not as a result of it functioning as a means (not for what it can lead to) but — in itself.

 so → i believe every form of life & the objects found in our universe are important.

there is a necessity for all matter:everything serves to further. for the sake of all sentient,
i believe one must not only take care of other humans, but of the planet we inhabit.

i believe the planet should be respected as a mother. i believe this terra is her (& thus our) home. we are her children who were birthed from her waters inseminated with energy from the central star she circles.

i do not claim any hierarchy of sentiency (based often on biological complexity). i only hope all forms of matter are revered for their purpose (unknown by mortals) regardless of socially constructed agency or authority.
to kill is to take energy from another;energy is a presence & opportunity for experience (+ pleasure) in our bodies that we call life. so i say, do not take a life. it is no one’s to take.

let’s create. let’s come together. let’s not destroy, or lose the tether we share to the ground beneath our feet. one could venture it is all that we’ll have for a while.

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