Oiseau...

 

 

bear bones

art and poetry from British Columbia, Canada artist Oiseau: in the poet's room

to bind a villanelle

All unbraided, Kat, come tell:
the poem's short, the form's extreme,
instruct me how to bind a villanelle!

Spiked and jaded, hair from hell,
belt and rivets, tight black jeans:
all unbraided, Kat, come tell

ere I unravel neath your spell,
become too foolish - Kat, come clean,
instruct me how to bind a villanelle.

My fingers tremble, lace and swell:
of all the artforms, you are queen.
All unbraided, Kat, come tell,

splice words and phrases, parallel,
lap over, under, don't be mean -
instruct me how to bind a villanelle.

Oh my darling, let's not dwell
a moment longer on this theme:
all unbraided, Kat, come tell,
instruct me how to bind a villanelle!

Contact Oiseau: General Delivery, Argenta, BC, Canada, V0G 1B0
The art on this page is a detail from the single copy book "To Bind a Villanelle," monoprint, 2005, nfs

 

 

 

 

turning pages:

on acceptance

on Faithful and Howe

quicksand

song of the misdressed

the carver

this spring's channels

disconnect