Three A4 documents of handwritten poetry that have been digitally scanned. The poem has clearly been spontaneously written, evidenced in the scrawls, scribbles and crossed out mistakes that are seen across all three pages. The handwriting is in traditional cursive and is really difficult to read and make out all of the words legibly. Yet there is a very beautiful and romantic quality to how the writing is written with the many loops and swirls of the lettering. There is a particular spontaneity on the second page with lots of scribbles and crossings out, and it appears as if the author has gone back specifically to rearrange an edit in this way. On the third page there seems to be a doubling and repeating of the last three lines that appear again on the final page. This seems to be a cleanup of the last two lines to make them read easier than they do on the second page but it’s unclear why that is. You can see the scan marks of the original documents across the edges. There is a sharp vividness and energy throughout this archival piece, even amongst the unclear and ineligible parts.
BREAKFAST Plain text SCREE-SCAPES Image gallery TAKING OFF ONCE AGAIN INTO THE BLUE Plain text download
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