“Dying is replaced in dreams by departure, by a train journey . . . The dramatist is using the same symbolic connection when he speaks of the after-life as the ‘undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveller returns'”
-“Symbolism in Dreams”, Sigmund Freud
“Poems are considered frivolous, but they have jobs to do. They offer up space to make sense of not just language, but being”
-Jen Bervin, Creative Capital Artist Retreat 2013
Your touch suprises me
like a breath of sea air in the city
and I don’t know which way to move
in the opposing landscapes of my senses.
As if, crossing a street I have lived in for years
the taste of salt comes to my mouth
and I lose sight of what I’m walking towards:
a window that has caught and reflected
all that is familiar; or the edge of this island
from where we can at last look out.
“Closer”, Lavinia Greenlaw.
*Pour R, mon amour, si loin et si proche.