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a technical specification

Trawl the public catalogues
(uncertain boat on wave-tossed seas),
then search and sort through records
of where things ought to be.
Note your place and mark it well:
with buoys or coloured flags or pins,
or inscribe inside a ledger
complete with onward referents.
Craft me, please, a map of maps,
so I can find my way.
Maps tell us where it's safe to tread
& wo gefährlich ist--
nur für Geübte-- unmarked paths--
and where the waters shed.
They whisper of a homeward road,
of bedrock, forests, dreams.
They welcome you. They warn you off.
They offer secrets long years kept.
So weave for me a map of maps
because I yearn to ask--
where now, from here?
-- and, you see, this places answers in my grasp.

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Date: 2014-01-07 11:24 am (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
It feels like it wants to be longer.

I like the use of metre. And I like the central metaphor. There was a time not long ago when I would have liked to print it out, roll it up very small, and shove it up my psychiatrist's nostrils. (He's not a fan of labels.)

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Date: 2014-01-07 05:29 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: A hand drawn spinning wheel covered in roses (Default)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
I like it. <3

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Date: 2014-01-09 02:35 am (UTC)
calissa: Photo of Swarovski crystal & gold figurine of inkpot and quill sitting on a page that says 'create every day' (Writing)
From: [personal profile] calissa
This had an interesting resonance with Reclamation for me. Perhaps not sure which way to go, one turns to a map of maps?

The "A year in poems" tag is new?

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Date: 2014-01-09 09:44 pm (UTC)
calissa: Photo of Swarovski crystal & gold figurine of inkpot and quill sitting on a page that says 'create every day' (Writing)
From: [personal profile] calissa
Exciting! I am looking forward to seeing the poems as they arrive.

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