and every / has its own
8943 Melancholy Met with
8944 Melange Met by
ex C. Algernon Moreing. Telegraphic Mining Code, Alphabetically Arranged. London, 1888
The photo is one of several taken in the apartment of then recently deceased Lillie Simpkins (1929-1991), in the Cathedral public housing project in Boston, September 1991. I'd gained access as part of an exercise assigned by architect/artist Panos Kouros (*), with whom I was doing an "independent study." Our theme was
ruination the poetics of ruins; my text was from Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843 *) — Sieburth's translation of Hymns and Fragments (1984).
It's something else to be sure,
Has its own.
This clock landscape was leaning against a wall, counterclockwise as shown here. I imagined that Lillie must have gazed into / wandered through that forest dreamscape, for hours. As, in some way, I have done and do, here still.
The photo is attached to a glassine envelope containing other images from that period.
The farewell of Time
and in peace they part
13 January 2014
tags: Friedrich Hölderlin; Panos Kouros; cathedral; distinctions; forest; melancholy; time