Respect the wind drawing machines,
give them enough slack to reinvent the wheel
(there’s a lot you can still do
with a piece of string and a small sail).
which is the opposite
Be willing to learn how to Be
pre – effect.
Play around with algorithms
molecules of hair and feathers,
shell grit …
Believe once again that dreaming
is the fulcrum of imagination.
Respond to change in kind,
from zephyrs to twisters.
Acknowledge the kinship patterns
of science and art –
the striving of each to reveal
veracious beauty in the universe,
the symbiotic relationship
between intellect and desire,
between your breathlessness
and these warming winter winds.
About the Poet:
Jane Williams lives on the island of Tasmania, Australia. Best known for her poetry, she also enjoys writing across forms, combining creative writing with photography and collaborating with other artists. She has read her poetry in countries including Canada, Ireland, Malaysia and in Slovakia where she held a three month residency at the start of 2016. https://janewilliams.wordpress.com
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