Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I Dream I See Your Image

I dream I see your image indefinitely imposed upon itself
You are seated on the high coral stool
Before your mirror still in its first quarter
Two fingers on the water wing of your comb
And at the same time
You are returning from a trip lingering last in the grotto
Streaming with sparks
You do not know me
You are lying on the bed you wake where you fall asleep
You wake where you fell asleep or elsewhere
You are naked the elderberry still bounces
A thousand elderberries buzz above you
So light that every moment
Unbeknownst to you
Your breath your blood saved from the air's mad juggling
You cross the street the cars that rush at you turn to a shadow
And the same
Caught in the bellows of spangles
You are skipping rope
Until atop the unseen stairs appears
The sole green butterfly that haunts the Asian peaks
I caress all that you were
In all that you still will be
I hear your countless arms
Whistling tunefully
Snake unique in all the trees
In your arms turns the crystal of the rose of winds
My living fountain of Shiva

Andre Breton
(Translated by Mary Ann Caws)

Boulevard de Strasbourg, 1912
Eugene Atget

Animal Locomotion, No. 187, 1887
Eadweard Muybridge

Monday, April 28, 2008

Jealousy, 1927
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Baroque Street, 1956
Eva Fuka

Monday, April 14, 2008

El Ensueno (The Daydream), 1931
Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Dusk, Provincetown, 1976
Joel Meyerowitz

Friday, April 4, 2008

Christina, 1913

Christina Paddling, 1913
Mervyn O'Gorman

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Providence, 1961

#124 Providence, ca. 1964
Harry Callahan

Kathy, Chicago, 1966
Danny Lyon