Tuesday, February 10, 2009
God, Sebastian, Amy by Ana Božičević
Cittadino in Campagna di New Jersey
The green by itself didn't mean anything;
it needed shapes to inform it.
The long hope of the long hill—
the incline spoke, the hill didn't.
On the burnt dog-grass, at the foot of the V tree
its shadow drew an X. —Me, a denominator?
—No, you were the line in tree's fraction:
one present point where bird-life in the crown
divided by death on the grass, equaled a soul…
The hill curved, now in starlight.
There was a sensation of falling. And how the hill changed.
—& the length of hope? —Didn't. Only the soul—
The soul was painted over and over, like an outlet.
Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. Her first book, Stars of the Night Commute, will be published by Tarpaulin Sky Press in Fall 2009.
God, Sebastian, Amy is a 28 page, hand stitched book of poems printed in an edition of 74. There are three different covers with photographs by Shannon Davies and Tony Mancus. They are bound with red string!
The Many Articulated Love It!