Saturday, January 26, 2008
Soneto de Amor - video
This was filmed on a hand held digital camera which has lots of whizz bang gizmos (you can immerse it in water, drop it from 5 m etc... but obviously hasn't had much invested by way of decent mic). It's from Sept 2007, Verona Sessions which is a live band/poet's show filmed weekly for TV (yes, poets on TV! Auckland's come a long way!). So apologies for the crappy picture and even dodgier sound, it doesn't give you much of an idea of what I'm like in performance but it's all I've got for now.
Soneto de Amor
The sky leans down its darkened mouth
to kiss the jewelled breasts of the hills:
the moon slides its tongue
across the teeth of the waves.
I wander the hills with only the legs
of candlelight for company:
it is only in lighting the flame
that I extinguish despair.
Tonight I watched your empty wineglass
from across our table for two.
My meat bled for you.
Once, the cobbles churned under the urgent feet of lovers.
Somewhere in the hills
dogs mourn the passing of the moon.