Made of Water
When I wrote this book, over a period of about 5 years, I wanted to communicate something of my experience to the reader. Most importantly, I wanted to convey a view of English that the reader may not be familiar with, that it can be an object of play. In writing the book, I forced myself, stretched myself, to play with English, to expand its potential. I took something of an inspiration from Shakespeare, that one can smith words into English to allow it to breathe more freely, and more jocularly. I find myself deeply attracted to the succinctness and clarity of Old English. In extensive use of alliteration, I tried to draw from the oldest poetic source of English.
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began to rain began to swim bemused Beneath the blue Beneath the moon Beneath the stars bliss blissless bluest ocean born breathe brittle Brittle-born bubbles of flame burgeon camels Carousel clowns Cold Moon colors courted fire crab dragonflies Emerges nature emerges woman eyes face Fall Trees Turning fire and extinction fish flowers folded ocean forgotten frogs gathered grace graceless green kiss leaves Led into fineness lept lips longing loved me once Mad Hatter Minstrels mossy Notes Obese Ocean Swept Old English orangish description Ounce of Water place of forgetfulness poems Rough-hewn Sand seas Skitting smiled Somewhere song sought Sound of simplicity’s Stars fall Stephen Emerson Haire Sun’s Light sunken Sunless Sunlight sunlit days swum things thought threaded tide tress twined unbidden underneath voided place wanted to convey water and flame weave wept Wild willows wind wire woman who loves Woman who Remembers womb woods Woven