GIF Experiments: 25 (Exploring Five Lines from Lyon by Pierre L’Abbe in Six Variations)
by Steven McCabe
In the traboules of the Croix-Rousse
the shuffling silk weaver
the bile of vertigo rising in his throat moves left
in the stairwell only the balls of his feet
on narrow circular steps
(from Lyon, Pierre L’Abbé)
Pierre L’Abbé is a poet and fiction writer, he recently translated Palestine, a novel by Hubert Haddad.
It’s probably because I’m not a poet, but this subject coupled with colorful chaos of your preferred art form recalls to me college literature courses – and all the anxiety of essays, deadlines, midterms, and final grades! Lol. You’re a true artist, your work always elicits a visceral response.
Hi Tiege. Thank you so much. It’s great to hear from you. Excuse my delayed response. I appreciate the part about visceral. Such a great word and loaded with feeling. Yes I did overload Pierre L’Abbe’s word-beauties with an onslaught of visual ‘texts.’ The more I thought about his words the more they affected me. Your phrase ‘colourful chaos’ just struck me. What an impactful alliteration!