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.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Hi Renee, Sorry to be contacting you on this blog site, but I didn't know how else to get ahold of you. I'm doing a documentary or sorts on global spoken word poetry, and I"ll be in auckland on the 22nd-27th of february, and was wondering if i could meet up with you and have a chat about your involvement in the poetry scene in auckland. Please let me know if/when you're available, or if you know someone else who might want to speak with me as well! thanks!