Monday, 10 December 2012

Sign of the Times

NB: read from the bottom up!

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa“Yes”

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaSaying

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaGiving peace a chance

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaA twinkling star

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaRemember and imagine

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaSo we follow in his footsteps

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaWhen danger waits on the sidewalk.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaLove isn’t all you need

 

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaOh No, Ono

“DO NOT CLIMB. PLEASE REFER TO HSE DOCUMENT 455 – SAFE USE OF LADDERS IN THE WORKPLACE “        

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaYou’d have seen a sign ...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTo find meaning,

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaTo the paper scrap

aaaaaaaaaaaaTo the dangling magnifying glass

aaaaaaUp the ladder to the top,

aaaaIf you tried to follow his steps




© Joy France

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Among a cluster of mid-Sixties conceptual sculptures is Ceiling Painting (1966), a ladder which leads to a framed sheet of paper on the ceiling, with a dangling magnifying glass, allowing you to read the word “yes”, typed in tiny letters on the paper. Alas, health and safety forbids us from doing so here.

Joy is active in the North West performance poetry scene. On January 1st 2011 my New Year's resolution was to send off some of my "page poems" to various places, It has taken me til December 2012 to get around to it!

2 comments:

  1. I really like this, Joy. They were heady days, full of so much promise.

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  2. Nice poem Joy.

    David Subacchi

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