Thursday, 28 June 2012

A Dusty Constellation

Compared to the modern keyboard, the word contraption lends itself to the old fashioned typewriter. When I first began my career, this mechanical means of word production was still in use. As were photographic plates. Shooting negatives to create books. I can remember therapeutic afternoons leaning over a light-table, scraping away with a scalpel.

Brown slip eclipse white stars.
Portraits of dust.

The smell of bulk paper, freshly guillotined.
A paper harvest. Sheaves of pages.
Books growing as crops. 

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