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Specimens on the road to nowhere. / 31 January 2015

Specimens on the road to nowhere

Specimens on the road to nowhere

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I am making an inventory of all the dust gatherers in my studio which, like myself, are on the road to nowhere but just cant be thrown out.

I just keep moving them round, from shelf to table and then back to shelf again... not so much work in progress, more rearranging the chairs on the Titanic as the ship goes down.


Colin Hambrook

10 February 2015

I just altered the first few lines of the poem Jane. I tend to revise everything I write.

Jane mccormick

6 February 2015

Wow...Thank you so much for that Colin...I am speechless with delight. Its what I would say if I could, but I can't so I didn't. I realy can't explane why I keep them but this very fine piece of writing does. In future when anyone asked me what it's about I will direct them to this to this poem....It says it all.

Many thanks....a very fine start to the weekend.

Colin Hambrook

6 February 2015

This is what I came up with as a poetic response to this image, Jane.

'On the Road to Knowhere'

Entropy arrives in a jar

Or box or oven. None escape.

A memory of the embryo we once were

Nestling inside our mother’s womb

Lives ever inside us; a damp bird

Caught in the struggle to evolve.

Defined by the expedition to leave the nest,

What is preserved gathers algae.

Nothing decays without some new life

Burgeoning from the stinking mess

Of the impossible will

To keep birthing anew.

Colin Hambrook

1 February 2015

Oh my goodness! What an image!

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