Radio Carbon series #5

The film poem Radio Carbon was premiered at the Renoir cinema in 2009 as part of the wonderful Zata Banks’ Poetryfilm.org‘s regular screenings, and at Port Eliot Festival in 2010.

The complete 27-minute film comprises 24 numbered sections, and may be viewed as a sequence of separate, interlocking filmpoems with recurring motifs.

For this winter, I have broken up the film into 24 parts and will be posting them day by day as we approach the winter solstice, in the style of an advent calendar. Each one is between 45 and 90 seconds each. So start your day with a few drops of imagery …

Here is the fifth film poem, Ice Music

 

Ice Music

It’s midwinter,
pivot of the solstice, ice age
star patterns in the stomach
contents of a woolly mammoth
crated and packed in ice
across Eastern Europe, Cro-Magnon
summer fruits in a hazy amber
of golden pollen and ergot,
bringer of visions like these
I lay before you, search lights
dancing at the water’s rim, the flurry
of waves in the wake of the westerly
rusting the river to the sun’s pelt
of a young fox or golden fleece.

 

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