Transfiguration by Steven McCabe
by Steven McCabe
A butterfly wing
Grazes your cheek
Two thousand years
My latest video poem (or film poem if you prefer). We originally filmed and recorded the drumming over two years ago for a different project which never saw the light of day. In the meantime I become interested in juxtaposing silent footage with live action. I realized we could use silent movie title cards for the poetry and not compete with the sound of drumming. The poem Transfiguration was originally published in my 1999 collection Radio Picasso (watershedBooks). My poetry videos can be found @ http://www.youtube.com/mccabesteven
Visually whispery, Steven. Even the drumming a gentle thrum.
I haven’t seen any of your films before – fascinating!
Thank you Karen. I’m glad you were able to see this and enjoy hearing ‘whispery’ and ‘thrum.’
Wonderful poetry – surreal video and the two combined are a unique and fascinating visual feast – more please…
Thanks John. This has a funny ‘oddly enough…’ back story. I’ve invested a lot of emotion in my previous poetry videos. This specific piece is more universal than personal…I was not emotionally involved in making this piece…yet I feel more personally satisfied with how it turned out…..oddly enough.