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7 poems I’ve written thus far for my degree project


My degree project researches the POV and behaviors of non-human organisms found within nature. This process inspires new design methodologies and world building which then help create inspiration for me to translate my research and thoughts into poetry. It’s important for me that these short poems can hold the intense vastness of my research, metaphors, encapsulations of feelings and non-linearity. I then pair these poems with physical artifacts from the worlds they exist in for a more sensorial experience.




POEM 1: DREAMS


EPHEMERAL ENLIGHTENMENT

FEELING SO DEEPLY

SO PIERCINGLY

THE FEELING OF THE INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF ALL WE ENCOUNTER

LIVING AND DEAD



THE INTENSITY THAT COMES FROM THIS FEELING

UNRAVELS ITSELF

AT MOMENTS THAT CATCH ME OFF GUARD

WHY MUST I FEEL IT SO INTENSELY?



PONDERING, ROLLING, WANDERING

PONDERING, ROLLING, WANDERING

PONDERING, ROLLING, WANDERING

PONDERING, ROLLING, WANDERING

PONDERING, ROLLING, WANDERING

PONDERING, ROLLING, WANDERING


SOMETIMES I JUST WONDER IF IT IS A THING OF MY FANTASIES


ITS OTHERWORLDNESS A MERE FACET OF MY ILLUSIONS



POEM 2: RITUAL 


BURY ME DEEP WITHIN THE EARTH

AND LET ME FEEL EACH AND EVERY GRAIN SURROUNDING MY BODY


LET ME PENETRATE THE SAND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING



POEM 3: EVERYTHING


NOTHINGNESS IS NOT A FANTASY



POEM 4: TO THE UNKNOWN


SEND LOVE LETTERS TO THINGS YOU CANNOT UNDERSTAND


CRADLE IT IN YOUR ARMS


SHARE IT WITH THOSE WHO ALSO FEEL THIS UNSPEAKABLE FEELING



POEM 5: TRANSFERENCE 


ALLOW THE PORTALS YOU CREATE TAKE YOU THERE


US THERE



POEM 6: SLIME MOLD


OPERATES AS ONE ENTITY

LEAVES A TRAIN

RHYTHMIC

FLOW

SELF AWARE

NETWORKS

NO EGO

PROBLEM SOLVER | DECISION MAKER

RESHAPES AND REFORMS

ESCAPES TO FIND A BETTER HOME

FREEDOM

PULSING

BORDERLESS

MOVES WITH INTENTION



POEM 7: 10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT LICHEN


1 LIVE IN PERFECT HARMONY


2 BIRDS USE THEM TO CAMOUFLAGE THEIR NESTS


3 ASEXUAL, BLOWN BY THE WIND


4 SENSITIVE TO CHANGES AROUND THEM


5 FAR MORE COMPLEX THAN YOU REALIZED


6 SUCCESSFUL AS A PAIR OR TRIO


7 SURVIVE EXTREME CONDITIONS


8 GROW TOGETHER AND FUSE


9 COME IN MANY SHAPES, FORMS, AND COLORS


10 SYMBIOTIC