Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Icons of Fragility









bloodred the lampposts
lining autumn Taos streets,
skinned moon rising

long avenue of brick desert adobe tan red as far as the gutter flow
paper luminaria cold night of festival hot cider at every door
red line of cactus flower needle and blood inflow along vein tanked
in every corner gas station in Utah some kind of crimson trash heap
drawn the eye into mesa-strewn late rain veil sunset impermanent dour
tailight streak ginger treasure trail down street to spring of living
bloodwine red right returns across refraction of industry veining skyline
nightfire blood of sky dawn tremble with skyfire along line of bleak horizon

moving from the inset to the ember frame
a maize of envy and daisy of swift delight

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4 Comments:

Blogger David-Glen Smith said...

Nice associations of images and text-- like especially the cactus bloom and the extraction of blood-- surreal connections.

5:43 PM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Actually it was blood going in, not out. Transfusion. Thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Aer Conditionat said...

For the outside photos did you used a tripo? I want to buy one but i want to know what model to choose.

3:02 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

The outdoor night photos were made with the camera on a tripod, yes, to get longer exposures without camera shake. These days I use two tripods, one a vintage 1950s steel-tube tripod that can raise up to 8 feet tall (I have no manufacturer info, it was found at a thrift store in Sacramento), the other a typical Bogen tripod. I recommend Bogen for their weight and stability, especially in windy conditions.

3:06 AM  

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