Sunday, August 15, 2021

Marble - a geopolitical videopoem/ Marbre — vidéo poéme géopolitique

 From my collection of authorial movies.

Originally published in the chapbook Plastic Millennium. Every poem in this collection is also an authorial videopoem — that is, a videopoem in which one person creates (authors) all elements of the video, including the art and music.



The soldiers tromp

Brick, shards

Matter shattered

And then dried like leaves —

The shaking down of temples,


The marble of Romans

Is a diaspora bomb.

In the sylvan distance

GBUs thump like wine-skins

And the Syrian dancing girls

Are all wetted now

By weird rains.

The region

Stays filled with legions

While the emperor resumes drink.

And on the flag-stones

Of the thoroughfares

Sandals are whitened

By dust.

F. Harvor

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