Final film – Film V. Poetry

Here is Tim Ridley’s final film, ‘We are all animals’, in response to Katrina’s poem ‘Concrete is my least favourite colour’. Tim’s film concludes the collaboration #filmvpoetry. The collaboration began in 2014, with Katrina’s poem ‘Anti- ambient’, Tim then had 2 weeks to respond with a short film, and Katrina responded to Tim’s film […]

Final poem – Film V. Poetry

Concrete is My Least Favourite Colour

 

This side of the wall

is sun and shade and shadow

a clumsy narrative

like that Javanese puppet show

I couldn’t quite follow

 

On the other side     a lion

is camouflaged on a beach

And you remind me

that a beach at times is not a beach

Is sea

 

 

This poem is the final poem in the #filmvpoetry collaboration […]

4th film – Film V. Poetry

Here is Tim Ridley’s fourth film, ‘Echoes of London’ as part of the ‘Film V. Poetry’ collaboration. Katrina has until Mon 2 March to write a film in response, which will be posted here. Tim’s film is in response to Katrina’s poem ‘London: A Response’. #filmvpoetry

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4th poem – Film V. Poetry

London: A Reply

 

A year on, and I can’t hear you.

You have left me, dear London,

like I left you. I could break this tiff,

walk the seven minutes to your big white bus

climb aboard with a spotted hankie on a stick.

I know you’ve tried, you’ve sent me

images through the ether: Soho

early morning, Hyde Park in the […]

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3rd film – Film V. Poetry

Tim’s new film in the ‘Film V. Poetry’ collaboration is ‘Rooks/bus station’. This short film is in response to Katrina’s poem ‘Zennor Rising’. Katrina has 2 weeks to write a poem in response to this film. Katrina’s new poem will be posted on Monday 2 February.

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3rd poem – Film V Poetry

Zennor Rising

 

A bumblebee tug

of buzzing cord

in the gurning loop

of welcome

I wait

suspended

until the new tongue speaks

its clang and deafen

I rise

like a shoddy angel

All I see is new

up with the cold stare of bells

to the moors and cliffs

the fish-scale slate

on the Tinners […]

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2nd film – Film V Poetry

Here is Tim Ridley’s second film, ‘Learning to enjoy the silence’, made in response to Katrina’s poem ‘My Life in Fireworks (Part 1)’.

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2nd poem – Film V. Poetry

A Life in Fireworks (Part 1)

 

*

A small composer writes

the same letters over

and over    Her name dies

like excitement in the air

 

*

At the Aqua Club Bonfire Nite

she looks out to dark sand    broken

beach huts heaped into a triangle

 

With the first frisson of pinks and greens

fear and anticipation mingle

in a sweaty plastic pint

 

*

The Plaza del Ayuntamiento’s alight

Fallas’s […]

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Film V. Poetry – 1st film – ‘dark & light’

Here is Tim Ridley’s first film ‘dark & light’ in the Film V. Poetry collaboration #filmvpoetry. http://youtu.be/4Xy7zXDuY0c  It is in response to Katrina’s poem ‘Anti- ambient’ (scroll down to see this). Katrina now has two weeks in which to respond to this film with a poem. Katrina’s poem will be posted up here […]

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Film V. Poetry – 1st poem – ‘Anti- ambient’

Anti-

          ambient

 

A joy of noise

like a whole fucking Motörhead

splitting the monochrome

sparking a choice

of dark or light

a crossing     revelling

in a migraine

of sound

 

The shadow

self asserts

stepping out

of the gunsmoke

ignoring the safety of grey

There are different ways to live

 

(Katrina Naomi. First published […]