Songs of Love...

(Screen captures from Love Songs by Stan Brakhage)


(Document captures from Sweethearts by Emmett Williams, a poem that is not often spoken of, perhaps because it is largely unlike any other.  A long-form concrete poem, Williams uses the eleven letters that make up the word 'sweethearts' to craft a witty, playful, erotic and wondrous experience.  Williams even urges the reader to try rapidly flipping the pages to create a  "primitive cinematic effect".  As has seemingly become a theme with some of the long-poems I've highlighted here, it too remains out of print, but I urge you to try and get your hands on a copy...)  


astrida said...

thanks, sweet