[The Binnie Sisters at Birling Gap Summer Solstice 2003/ Sonnet]


To live on the edge of death and of the stars” 

     5 a day       wave 

                                    formation

            mermaid legs &

                        seaweed . hair

     tits my work          &

                        uterus alma

            in process / journal

                                    my sister        selves

                        on stage

     pink inside this

            ageing body

                        washed up

            on a beach                                                made of shell

Christine Binnie (right) and Jennifer Binnie (left) admiring The Binnie Sisters at Birling Gap Summer Solstice 2003 at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.

Notes:

[The Binnie Sisters at Birling Gap Summer Solstice 2003/ Sonnet]

This sonnet was written from notes taken during an encounter with Christine Binnie’s large ceramic pot, The Binnie Sisters at Birling Gap Summer Solstice 2003, at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; exhibited as part of Figure Study II, spring 2019.

To live on the edge of death and of the stars

– Clarice Lispector, Soulstorm ([1974] 1989).  New Directions: New York, NY, p152.

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