I like what you've done here. Would it be possible for you to post a slightly larger version of the top photo? I think I'm seeing one thing but maybe that's just what my brain's "interpreting" because of what I see in the other two photos.Initially, I see a lot here within each individual photo as well as in how they relate.
Yours is better.Hers is "noisy," incoherent.Yours is linear but also expansive - but then, I know you, so am probably also interjecting what I know of you, what you are, into my insta-interpretation."Go figure," as a friend of mine is like to say. ;PC
Awww. Thanks. You make me blush.But seriously, I do have to give credit to Barbara's piece, which is interestingly in the tradition of a long visual poem- I think it's intriguing that it's structured in an 8x3 or 24-element grid: Suggests to me that we're looking at a 24-hour observation of a day. I'm intrigued by the progression of people: Crowds, couples, single people, etc. until finally none at all, and we're looking at the traces of human beings among nature: 2 empty shoes, children's pinwheels and the city at night, the only signs of life really being lights that may not signal anything at all.It's chaotic and beautiful in its chaos. :)(Although I reaaaaaaly hope I'm not reading way too much into it.)I have to give a big thumbs up to Sume's work too over at Ethnically Incorrect Daughter- her response was really neat too!
Thanks Bryan, I thought about posting my thoughts on yours here but by the time I'd finished, I'd written a book. You gave an excellent example to follow. I'm sure I also read a lot into yours that wasn't intended but I have a habit of over-analysing things anyway. Barbara's did feel a bit chaotic but I think it worked well as a starting point. BTW, I'm still kicking myself for that typo. The spas in me just can't let it go. My sincerest apologies.
hi Bryan, good to see that your long-awaited blog has gone live! just popping in here to say hi...btw, I've moved on from noodles and just scarfed down a no-nonsense burger-joint cheeseburger, yum ;)
Thanks, Pam!It's good to see you running around still!Over here, we're trying to keep the blog a fun place to visit and bring the life back to Asian American poetry, with verve, craft and the energy it's always meant to have!And for the record, tonight mine was a BBQ sandwich that was quite yummy.Time to go pounce with the tigers!
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