I spent time this week creating a poem-installation for the Waterweek 2019 Vital Water Exhibition at Gallery North in Hailsham.
The poem, called ‘Swim the Sea Inside’, collages found text from various watery sources (see the image [below] & list [bottom]), and is written onto a full-length mirror in permanent blue marker.
You can see the full poem, and the entire Vital Water Exhibition, from 1-31 March at Gallery North.
Meanwhile, here’s a sonnet I composed from the same found-text sources:
little ripples of static
inside your DNA
closer to peace
break the current
each cell dissolves
the skeleton in
throbs your body
in great gulps
& swelling velocity of
If you’d like to know more about the writing process, or you’re keen to try writing your own Vital Water poetry, come along to ‘Writing with Water: Embodied Writing Workshop’ on Wednesday 27th March, 10.30-12.30.
Found-text sources include: Living Water, Olof Alexandersson; Swims, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett; Waterlog, Roger Deakin; Messages from Water and the Universe, Masaru Emoto; The True Power of Water, Masaru Emoto; Goddesses of River, Sea and Moon, Alexi Francis; How To Read Water, Tristan Gooley; Living Water H2O, Mae-Wan Ho; To the River, Olivia Laing; sub rosa: The Book of Metaphysics, Francesca Lisette; Soulstorm, Clarice Lispector; Writing on Water, ed. David Rothenberg & Marta Ulvaeus.