“The Thaumaturgy of Words” is creation, summarised. The very act, the disorderly manner in which inspiration manifests itself, the toll it takes on one’s essence.
Writing (as any other sort of art) is a shredding of oneself, is it not? The taking of slight portions, the careful insertion into a whole.
I rephrase Amanda Palmer’s “The Art of Asking”, here:
Crafting art is expressing that which you have lived or experienced in some way. You shape it, mould it into words, according to your will. The final result might become closer or farther from reality, depending on the processes you have applied along the way. At the end, nevertheless, a fragment of the original inspiration will always remain, its gist unchanged.
(original art by John Henry Fuseli)
Should I abridge “Mercurial” into a morsel of words, I might describe it as sheer madness. The embroilments of a sensation too intense for a body or mind to stand. Here, this feeling assumes the shape of passion.
It evokes a moment of feverish dispositions; of flesh entwining, of two merging into one and arising a temple far wider than one single body could bear to uphold. It speaks of helpless devotion, of the mystical character of bodily and immaterial connection.
But this poem also alludes to fury, to brutal grief, to all that lingers in the mind and brings some destruction with it.
(original art by Jules Lefebvre)
“Mayflies” is a chant to disquiet, to impermanence. A rewind to desires of yore, to sensations long lost. It alludes to fickleness, to the inconsistencies that pervade the fabric of one’s self.
This meditation, at times stained by a disarraying sense of melancholia, strips itself down to a single certainty – the transient nature of being.
(original art by Artemisia Gentileschi)
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“A study on her materials” draws inspiration from a long-cherished character of mine, Amber. She was first designed years ago, when I had barely devised what her story would be like or what purpose she would have amid her world.
At this point, I cannot yet claim to fully know who she has become. This poem, however, gathers a few impressions, channeled by the senses of my Lauren – the protagonist to the main narrative that features Amber. Theirs is a story of foil and of longing; a tale told through a veil of ominous marks, uncanny fateful designs.
As well as an ode to their tale, “A study on her materials” is an allegory to something realer. It evokes a sort of love that consists of hiding, of seeking. An eternal pursuit, marked by hazy recollections and fleeting sensations. Unrequited, ill-fated, if you will – or perhaps merely inconcrete.
This poem, as well as the story it relates to, have been vastly influenced by the “Scarlet’s Walk” album, by Tori Amos. It speaks of pilgrimage, of seeking (oneself and otherwise), of understanding.
(original artwork by Gabriel von Max)
Escrevi um livro! As pré-vendas pela Amazon.com já estão disponíveis, e o lançamento oficial será no dia 03/08. (outros links no final do post!)
O livro Carbon Made é uma coletânea de poesias, escrita em inglês e publicada exclusivamente em formato eBook. É um misto de lirismo, memórias, sensações e literatura fantástica.
Ao longo da próxima semana vou postar atualizações sobre a venda. Também vou liberar algumas prévias do conteúdo, então fiquem atentos à minha página!
Reforçando: as pré-vendas já estão sendo realizadas pela Amazon.com e os exemplares comprados serão entregues, em formato digital, a partir do dia 03 de agosto.
O preço é $2.99 (pouco menos de 10 reais), pois pretendo que a aquisição seja bastante acessível. Outras formas de compra serão liberadas em breve, então se o Amazon.com não for sua plataforma favorita, logo você vai poder adquirir por outros lugares.
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I’ve written a book! Pre-order is available at Amazon.com, and the official release date will be August 3rd.
Carbon Made is a poetry anthology, written in English and exclusively published in eBook format. It is a blend of lyricism, memoirs, sensations and fantastic literature.
Along the next week I’ll update my blog and Facebook page with further selling information. I will also release some content preview, so stay tuned!
Just to emphasise this: pre-order is already available at Amazon.com, and all purchases will be delivered, in digital format, starting from August 3rd.
The price is $2.99, because I intend it to be as accessible as possible. Other purchase methods will be available shortly, so if Amazon.com is not your favoured buying platform, soon you’ll be able to acquire the book from other sources.
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Independent publishing is a field in constant growth, and authors such as myself count on each of you people to support our work. ❤
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