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Inspired by Gaudí

Taken from the sequence: ‘In such of the grail- a dying heart‘, written at Can Serrat Centro de Actividades Artisticas in March, 2012- a set of modern grail legends inspired by Tennyson’s Idylls of the King and Wolfram Von Eschenbach’s Parzival.

This poem is preceded by the ‘Poems on Bullfighting‘ and proceeded by the poems ‘Inspired by Carnival‘ in the overall sequence.

I return to your homeland where everything is cryptic—after-Jerusalem with crawling spires—

The stars’ sins

My body is complete again—though I have a helix-horn curling to the sky—

—I have dispersed your mystic ecstasies—run through paradise’ gates with a cast-mark of ash in the heart of my forehead—

—I return to your homeland where everything is cryptic—after-Jerusalem with crawling spires—undulating sea-shells rippling stucco over the walls—

‘I return to your homeland where everything is cryptic—after-Jerusalem with crawling spires—undulating sea-shells rippling stucco over the walls—’

—There our garden grown from pubic moss is tended by lizards built from cracked hour-glass and bone—splitting an abstract reflection of embryo-eyes—

—Everywhere, fallen beings chip light-particles through tiny fingernails—hollowing track-ways—filling up footprints in lakes of pandemonium—polluting the glaring patina on the eye-ball—

—I follow his shadows to a Babylon that wrenches God by the neck and forces Him down to its loins—

‘…our garden… is tended by lizards built from cracked hour-glass and bone—splitting an abstract reflection of embryo-eyes—’

—He is pushing through spires and gargoyles—grimacing in the cockerel-face of a weather-vane—

 

 

—Dissipating in shards glittering down the chimney—ghosts of men waste away on maggot tooth-holes—lying in cobwebs fading to a chimerical carnage—

‘Spotless messengers climb closer to supernal glory—beneath wings of disfigured underworlds—hoards pawing sheets of bone—dead stone artefacts sleep unyielding—’
‘twisting in the turning arms of staircases sliding on the loops of dreams—’

—Translucent veils take on the shroud of Turin—as hosts of angels break through his chest like bats—

‘Our garden grown from pubic moss is tended by [beasts] built from cracked hour-glass and bone…’

 

—They buzz and ascend to the rose window under-lit with burning tongues—

—Unfolding rapture—you sit on the arms of a yellow crane pelting stone—rolling pearls of palm-skin—twisting in the turning arms of staircases sliding on the loops of dreams—

‘They buzz and ascend to the rose window under-lit with burning tongues—’

 

 

 

 

 

—Spotless messengers climb closer to supernal glory—beneath wings of disfigured underworlds—hoards pawing sheets of bone—dead stone artefacts sleep unyielding—

‘Translucent veils take on the shroud of Turin—as hosts of angels break through his chest like bats— ‘

 

 

 

—Cathedrals heave and split—the creator’s tomb caught in crystal—

‘Dissipating in shards glittering down the chimney—ghosts of men waste away on maggot tooth-holes—’

—Lost in his tissue you oversee the composition of the stars—

‘—I have dispersed your mystic ecstasies—run through paradise’ gates…’
‘He is pushing through spires and gargoyles—grimacing in the cockerel-face of a weather-vane—’
‘Cathedrals heave and split—the creator’s tomb caught in crystal—’

‘Unfolding rapture—you sit on the arms of a yellow crane pelting stone—rolling pearls of palm-skin—
twisting in the turning arms of staircases sliding on the loops of dreams—’

If you would like to read more about my experience of Gaudí’s architecture in Barcelona, check out my blog post ‘Chaotic days in Barcelona!‘ 

Azelina Copyrighted by Azelina Flint 2012

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