Night Vision: I saw you Coco Blue

I saw you Coco Blue, on the dance floor with your silver sunglasses, twisting the air between the melody and the beat. You died, then The Crowd gathered round, snapping shots & chatter, as they tried to capture the true shade of Coco Blue, while all the time arguing over whether your shoes were red or purple; even then your feet shouted out one final message to your giant magenta macaw in the Other Room, such a pretty bird.

 

Oh what a night for things

said and unsaid, other doors –

fly high big macaw.

 

Night vision photos

capture the movement between –

a dance floor heartbeat………….

 

 

 

 

 

Another ambiguous two sentence mystery narrative to go with the first three Night Vision compositions.Turned it into haibun by concluding with haiku stanzas. Added the music for the haunting quality – was not able to find a translation, but it is that uncertainty that fits the post.

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Portrait: Dad & The Kids

Photograph: Robbie Augspurger/Balenciaga

 

We were a small example.

Sea teeth in people are found –

there in their smiles.

Male sleep divided

the descent of heritage.

That is not this boy.

The father knows, of course, as the son tries to mask discomfort with a pre-teen attempt at masculine confidence in the face of a questionable culture’s facade. The girls maintain a pose of feminine defiance constructed out of the resignation that girlish wiles and intellectual curiosity must tread a democracy that is not equal – curiously, none of them mentioned what they had buried there, in with the potted plants.

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The Immaculate Detective: Case of the Asemic Chair

 

The victim sat rigid in the chair, as the Immaculate Detective approached the crime scene. The heady smell rose from the still warm glue gun at the the victim’s feet; with one look, the Immaculate Detective knew that Sir Sheddly Limpetskew the third had been asphyxiated in his Great Grandfather’s antique chair by The Mad Hobbyist of Blythe.

 

Stepping on cold clues –

the case cracked wide open now –

winter ice broke pane,

clearly, in snow the truth fled:

shampoo dreams went to his head.

 

 

Note: Inspired by Claudia McGill’s  two-sentence stories & poetry .  I included  lots of word-play & a rather intense pun. Music for those who need music – don’t we all ?

Ötzi: your closed and dreaming eyes

“………..the mummies were entirely petrified, and could have been carried from one place to another like blocks hewn from a quarry. There were four of them, and they represented four different types of microcephalic mankind, the sort who lived in the world during the Metallic Age, the period between the nineteenth and twenty-second centuries. However, craneoscopic examination did show that they had attained a certain degree of mental development, roughly of the level of apodic man, that is ‘man without feet’, which existed during the age known as the Metallic Age, or the Movement Age.”

Life and death are but a dream

and all the world in dreams is grown;

dream is life itself to a man,

dream is death to the stone.

 

On your closed and dreaming eyes

one idea is drawn:

Worth far more than a man who sees

is the blindness of the stone.”

 

 

The Ruins of Granada

(Source)

1899 – Ángel Ganivet  (Translated by Marian Womack)

 

It looks a lot like a murder

The usual cold case ,……….

20 or maybe 30 years old,

but Now –

a case 5,300 years old,……

 

TIME & SPACE RECEDES –

Finally, the Truth arrives –

glacial evidence.

 

SHOT –

probably from quite a distance,

about 30m –

not a close-contact killing;

it’s a distance of the heart,………… Killing.

 

 

“If there was Hate,

if it was Jealousy,

if it was Revenge,……

we will not be able to tell you.”

He was the Other.

 

The Heart has reasons, that Reason knows not.

 

A heated heart turns cold,

hot blood pleads with frozen ground –

rock hard sky & ice bear witness.

 

…..the Stone Age hunter – who was felled by an arrow that penetrated his left shoulder, causing him to fall and hit his head on a Stone, after which he bled to death – has proved just as popular as a tourist attraction. “The figure of Ötzi, with his mythical grandeur, allowed us to look into the past to see what it tells us about the present,…..”

Source: The Guardian -stone age survivor Ötzi

 

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Process Notes

1. The image was a blend of my oven pan abstracts and a reconstruction of Ötzi’s face. The composition was my attempt to emulate Richard Guest’s intriguing portrait sketch – also see his post Paintings for the homes of our new Brexit rulers.

 

2. The Ruins of Granada” (1899) is unique in that it is one of Spain’s first speculative fiction stories and its author, Ángel Ganivet (1865 — 1898), was known mostly for his “serious” writing which helped genre fiction enter the mainstream of Spanish literature. It combines prose and verse, and is influenced in narrative form by contes philosophiques ( philosophical dialogue tales ) You can read the full translation by Marian Womack on the Weird Fiction Review at the links provided.

3. The haunting vocal performance by Katya Chilly carries a primal emotional power that conveys both the distant past, and the uncertain horizon of the future.

4. I incorporated found poetry and Haiku stanza in the text of this post. Links to sources of the text are found within the lines.