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25 August 2012

this train, the elephant


Painting by Borg de Nobel please check out her work

this train, the elephant in the room
the crow
ribs promised into wings, the fog
in his gut
hoops 
hoops double headed days
high rise tower block, the wall
the cull of forward
this train, the elephant 
in the room momentum in three
directions and one
shy 
transfer of weight

16 comments:

Claudia said...

very interesting...wondering if this is some kind of form because of the rhythm..loved the ribs promised into wings...an intriguing write...surreal a bit..three directions...one shy transfer of weight..nice..

Laurie Kolp said...

Those elephants in rooms can be deadly.

EKSwitaj said...

It's interesting to see "the elephant in the room" used literally.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Clever riff on the image

Brian Miller said...

momentum in three directions in one....interesting turn of phrase there...like the play on the elephant in the room as well....gotta watch that...smiles...

Chris Lawrence said...

elephants play the room boom boom sense of promise

Daydreamertoo said...

I see the ribs promised into wings. In the black bird. Very clever and very vivid in your imagery in interpreting the painting.

Susan Daniels said...

I have always been fond of the elephant in the room.

pandamoniumcat said...

He really tried to get in the room and jump through the hoops. Nice take on the painting.

Bodhirose said...

Does have a surreal feel...loved the crow being promised wings from ribs...those do look like ribs..well done.

manicddaily said...

the cull of forward is such a great phrase - I have an image here of someone jammed up next to someone in not such a nice way, but maybe because I am an New Yorker and ride on the subways in rush hour. Much enjoyed. k.

henryclemmons said...

An elephant in a room was something my dad would say when something was obvious, but I read this as a mysterious moment captured with your words and the painting. A mysterious crow. Or why did the crow not cross the road the elephant stood near. I loved ur wording, and line work. It is a pleasure to read.

Fred Rutherford said...

really cool lines here. Love the rapid change in imagery here, really neat. Love your take on the piece. Very nicely done. Thanks

Dulce said...

WOW it makes me feel dizzy.... great fitting

zongrik said...

there's a lot of momentum going on in that room. that's my favorite line. so much physics in that line.

slowly it had to last

thejuliebook said...

I liked how you play with the idea of the proverbial elephant in the room, but it's your description of the crow I found most interesting and surreal. Something about that section kept drawing me back. Nicely done.