Radio Carbon shorts #14

The film poem Radio Carbon was premiered at the Renoir cinema in 2009 as part of the wonderful Zata Banks’‘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 fourteenth film poem, Liscannor




A few strokes compose

the line of the shore,

the long sands of Liscannor,

the light faster than itself,

high atmospheres

thrown across the beach

with the town’s Sufi

brotherhood of surfers.

The wedding planner pulls

in his lobster nets. We watch

to see the harbour lights.

It’s a good catch, the boats

packing them in for the

kitchens of the Paris Ritz.



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