April 4, 2016

TRES POEMAS

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Juan Bufill, Barcelona, Spain.

In 2011, Juan Bufill wrote three poems, thinking about three of my paintings. This was an enormous compliment, and I was thankful of course. I thought I would publish them in this blog today, in a new way, via animated gifs.

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TRES POEMAS A PARTIR DE TRES PINTURAS DE DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH
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So What Cha Want
#387
122x98cm
2011
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Dangerous. Wonderful.
#391
122x98 cm
2011
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...the answer to everything...
#390
122x196 cm
2011
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Second thoughts:

Below the fold, I will paste the text of Juan's original words. In trying to present poetry anew, I think I might have inadvertently tampered with Juan's intentions with form and rhythm. You can't see the words in their entirely, so overtones of textual music and meaning are lost. (But aren't they also lost when spoken aloud?) With the spacing, I substituted glimpses of the subject painting. Can the silence between words be truly represented by a glimpse? Also, the animated gifs are looped, so beginning and end are connect, the line erased. (This is why James Joyce looped Finnegan's Wake... I wonder how that would do in an animated gif?) But as we scroll down the page, the poems are encountered mid flight, we must wait until the title of the poem to see it in its' entirety.

Doubts aside, there are some new aspects to consider. I wonder if this is a beginning of a new poetic representational form?

Juan Bufill


TRES POEMAS A PARTIR DE TRES PINTURAS DE DENNIS HOLLINGSWORTH

DE "SO WHAT CHA WANT", 2011


fragmentos de lo idéntico: distintos

vislumbres como recuerdos
parecidos a lugares submarinos
vestigios de una riqueza
ahora espectral
y perdiéndose
y junto a ellos los cuerpos
blandos erizos de mar
brillantes como sexos de mujer
y junto a ellos vacío
espacio para una apertura
aparecido archipiélago
de seres nacidos quizá
para una oscura extrañeza

un paisaje así antes no existía

los cuerpos fluir concentrado
fragmentos como momentos
baile a pesar de las heridas
fiesta del tacto color

DE "DANGEROUS. WONDERFUL", 2011


oscura tempestad
pero más tarde
islas afirmaciones
regiones de claridad

cosas inestables son el fondo
de la estructura deseo

DE "...THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING...", 2011


la vida en el fondo, roja
y vaciada
y ritmada
en sólo tres zonas y tonos
para que surja algún centro

y allí la desmentida: la abundancia
los cuerpos de la materia
la mezcla de los colores
convivencia de negrura y alegría
intensidad dividida

jardines de lo antes no existente
lugar para el sueño animal
sobre la vida vacío
roja
en el fondo
ritmada


Posted by Dennis at April 4, 2016 3:30 PM

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