Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Noah Eli Gordon, "A Miniature Symphony May Be A Watercolor"

In gears of the silverfish
rounding a corner of
the house that is not
a house at all but a misshapen
riverbed out of which brushstrokes
freed of systemic order compose
from this score a movement.

In the gears of the silverfish.

In the photograph of a misshapen riverbed.

In the language of musical notation.

In charcoal and chalk on paper, glass and a mouth underneath.