Sorting the Table
Soon enough a storm of language
will overcome (t)his hallucinatory
made in the shadow of a buxom pear.
Already the wind has brought
shattered consonants from the dunes
filling the off-plank like first settlers.
A page on the wires protests its detention,
while another’s held flat to the wall.
Soon enough they’ll plug the tear, trim the ragged brow
and with suitable bracing establish a solid footing.
Below the spider just laughs
whispering dust to dust.
Unnamed + Unsaid (2016)
George Baldessin and Imants Tillers
My response to Australian sculptors and print makers George Baldessin and Imants Tillers collaborative work Unnamed + Unsaid (2016). (As the image is still under copyright, you will need to follow this link.)
Image: The sculpture Pear – version number 2 by George Baldessin outside (until recently) the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra by Nick-D via Wikimedia Commons.