GHERASIM LUCA Le Chant de la Carpe

 

15 minute metaphysical

Lying on the void
flat on death
ideas stretched
death stretched over the head
life held between both hands

Raise the ideas together
without straightening up
and at the same time bring life
before the well-stretched void
Pause for a while
then bring ideas and death back to their starting position
Don’t lift the void off the ground
keep ideas and death taut

 
Anxieties outstretched
life above the head

Bend the void forward
by twisting to the left
to bring about the shivers before death
Return to the starting position
Keep the anxieties stretched out
and bring life and death
as close together as possible

 
Ideas outstretched
trembling held slightly out
life behind the ideas

Lift the stretched anxieties
above the head
Pause briefly
then return life to its starting position
Don’t lower the trembling
and keep the void well back

 
Death outstretched
void within
life behind anxieties

Bend death to the left
straighten it back up
and keep bending it to the right
Try not to twist the trembling
keep the ideas stretched 
and death outside

 
Lying flat on death
life between the ideas

Lift anxiety up by lowering death
and dragging the ideas backward
in order to raise the trembling
Pause briefly
and return to the starting position
Don’t separate life from anxiety
Keep the void stretched

 
Standing up
anxieties joined
void hanging loosely
on both sides of death

Jump lightly on the trembling
like a bouncing ball
Keep the anxieties loose
Don’t tense up
all ideas relaxed

Void and death bending forward
anxieties held back and slightly flexed
in front of the ideas

Breathe deeply in the void
while tossing void and death behind
At the same time
opening death on both sides of ideas
life and anxieties forward
Pause a moment
inhale through the void

Exhale while inhaling
inhale while exhaling

Ecstasy of Mary Magdalen - Caravaggio 

Mary Magdalen feast day 22 July

GHERASIM LUCA - Paralipomènes


Embody
 

(i)
I flora you
you fauna me

 
I flesh you
I door you
and window you
you bones me
you ocean me
you courage me
you meteor me

 
I gold key you
I extraordinary you
you paroxysm me

 
you paroxysm
and paradox me
I harpsichord you
you silently me
you mirror me
I wristwatch you

 
you mirage me
oasis me
you bird
insect
cataract me

 
I lunar you
you cumulus me
you high tide me
I transparent you
you twilight me
translucent me
you empty castle
and maze me
parallax
and parabola me
you horizontal
and vertical me
you oblique me

 
I equinox you
I poet you
you dance me
I particular you
you perpendicular
and mezzanine me

 
you visible me
silhouette me
you infinite me
indivisible me
you irony me

 
I fragile you
and ardent you
I phonetically you
you hieroglyph me

 
you space me
and cascade me
I cascade you
in turn but you

 
you fluid me

 
you comet me

 
you volcanic me

 
we pulverize each other

 
we scandalously each other
night and day
we each other this very day
you tangent me
I concentric you

 
you soluble me
you insoluble me
you asphyxiating
and liberating me
you heart-beat me

 
you dizzy me
ecstasy me
you passionately
and absolute me
I absent you
you absurd me

 
I nostril you hair you
and hip you
you haunt me
I breast you
I chest your breast then guise you
I corset you
you odor me you dizzy me
you slide
I thigh you caress you
I quiver you
you stride me
you unbearable me
I amazon you
I throat you stomach you
skirt you
garter you stockings you I Bach you
yes I Bach you for harpsichord breast and flute

(ii)

I trembling you
you seduce me absorb me
I dispute you
I risk you I climb you
you skim me
I swim you
but you, you swirl me
you graze me you circle me
you flesh leather skin and bite me
you black lace me
you red slipper me
and when you do not heel my senses
you crocodile them
you whale them you fascinate them
you cover me
I discover you invent you
sometimes you uncover yourself

 
you moist lips me
I deliver and delirious you
you delirious and passionate me
I shoulder you and vertebra you I ankle you
eyelash and pupil you
and if I do not scapula before my lungs
even after you armpit me
I breathe you
night and day I breathe you
I mouth you
I palate you I tooth and claw you
vulva and eyelid you
I breath you
groin you
blood you neck you
I calves you I certain you
I cheek and vein you

 
I hands you
sweat you
tongue you
nape you
I sail you
I shadow you I body and ghost you
I retina you in my breath
you iris yourself

I write you
you think me 

 
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Invocation by Fredrick Lord Leighton

Invocation by Fredrick Lord Leighton

Dream in Action

the beauty of your smile your smile
in crystals crystals of velvet
the velvet of your voice your voice and
your silence your absorbent silence 
absorbent like snow snow
warm and slow slow is 
your walk your diagonal walk
diagonal desire dusk downy and floating
floating like plaints plants
are in your skin your skin 
tousles it tousles your scent
your scent is in my mouth your mouth
is a thigh a thigh which takes flight
it flies toward my teeth my teeth
devour you I devour your absence
your absence is a thigh a thigh or
a shoe a shoe that I kiss
I kiss this shoe I kiss it on
your mouth for your mouth is a mouth
it isn’t a shoe mirror that I kiss
just as your legs just as 
your legs just as your legs just
as your legs your legs
legs of sigh sigh
of vertigo vertigo of your visage
I step over your image like one steps through
a window window of your being and of 
your mirages your image its body and
soul your soul your soul and your maze
amazed I am amazed maze of your
hair your hair aflame your soul
aflame and tears like the toes of
your feet your feet on my chest
my chest in your eyes your eyes
in the forest the liquid forest
liquid and in bone the bones of my screech
I scratch and I screech my distressing language
I dissever your arms your arms
delirious I desire and dissever your arms and your socks
bottom and top of your trembling body
trembling and pure pure like
the shower like the shower of your neck neck of
your eyelids the eyelids of your blood
your blood caressing throbbing trembling
trembling and pure pure like the flower
flower of your knees of your nostrils of 
your breath of your stomach I say
stomach but I am thinking of the shade
of the shade of the shadow shadow of
the secret the marvelous secret marvelous
like you
you sleepwalking under the umbrella and shadow
shadow and diamond it’s a 
diamond which swims which swims swimmingly
you swim swimmingly in the water of 
matter of the matter of my spirit
in the spirit of my body in the body
of my dreams of my dreams in action

GHERASIM LUCA
Héros-Limite

Madeleine

slips her right hand
under her left elbow
hides one side of her face
with her left hand
slips her left hand
under her right elbow
hides the other side of her face
with her right hand
draws her right hand
from her left elbow,
draws her left hand
from her right elbow
hides her face
with both hands
with her right hand
for the other got lost
with the left hand
for the other vanished
with the lost hand
under the armless elbow
with the vanished hand
under the elbowless arm
handless, faceless
arm above arm below
Madeleine hides Madeleine

GHERASIM LUCA

La Proie S’Ombre

Call me

Pierre

Time Aus had a new flag

To paint a bird’s portrait

First of all, paint a cage
with an opened little door
then paint something attractive
something simple
something beautiful
something of benefit for the bird
Put the picture on a tree
in a garden
in a wood
or in a forest
hide yourself behind the tree
silent
immovable…

Sometimes the bird arrives quickly
but sometimes it takes years
Don’t be discouraged
wait
wait for years if necessary
the rapidity or the slowness of the arrival
doesn’t have any relationship
with the result of the picture

When the bird comes
if it comes
keep the deepest silence
wait until the bird enters the cage
and when entered in
Close the door softly with the brush
then remove one by the one all the bars
care not to touch any feather of the bird

Then draw the portrait of the tree
choosing the most beautiful branch
for the bird
paint also the green foliage and the coolness
of the beasts of the grass in the summer’s heat
and then, wait that the bird starts singing

If the bird doesn’t sing
it’s a bad sign
it means that the picture is wrong
but if it sings it’s a good sign
it means that you can sign

so you tear with sweetness
a feather from the bird
and write your name in a corner of the painting.

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