Visual Poetry #4: Relief Work

The incumbent genius over at Kerosene101 has worked their magic once again on another of my poems. They previously metamorphosed The Music of the WordsDown and Follow / Your / Heart out of recognition, from linear, 1-dimensional sketches, into magnificent (even though I say so myself) multidimensional visual re-imaginings. This time it’s the turn of Relief Work.
Relief Work

I. Etching

these words are older than runes
these words are not etched out of rock
these words are etched out of me
these new runes are neurones

II. Embossing

you put your words on paper

in the 1st dimension, they’re spoken in an instance
in the 2nd dimension, they’re printed, at best
in the 3rd dimension, they emboss your thoughts internally
in the 4th dimension, they etch your message eternally

for the benefit of the rest

Prize for the first person to tweet me with the (correct) Darwin connection.

© JFDerry-Kerosene101 2011

About JFDerry

Writer. Darwin, science & more. 4 books: Piospheres, Darwin in Scotland, Serial Killers. Current project is THE DISSENT OF MAN. Born near London, raised near Primrose Hill and in Lincolnshire, and studied at the Universities of Bangor, York and Edinburgh for degrees in Biochemistry, Bioelectronics and Biological Computation, and a PhD in African Ecology. Mainly working in British and African universities, but also in Spain, Brussels, Mongolia and Australia, to date, publication history is mostly in academic journals, on aspects of computational biology, pastoralism and on Charles Darwin and evolution. However, also written for several national newspapers, various governments, several major record labels and independent book publishers. Fiction has appeared at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and poetry is at the Human Genre Project. Lives in Edinburgh, with partner and their two daughters.
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