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Circular Poetry Contributions, Letterboxing

Circular Poetry Contributor: Nathan Curnow

Our second interactive contribution to the Letter.Box.Stamp.Collect. project is from poet Nathan Curnow with his poem Dreamfish. This poem appears in Nathan’s first collection No Other Life But This (Five Islands Press). Nathan describes his connection between the poem and the project:

I  like to think of Dreamfish as a surreal little trip, a poem inside a poem like a fish inside a fish. It opens with a strange idea of dreaming in braille, moves into some kind of fish story and then moves out again with the final stanza – the act of stroking the forehead like a gentle trickle of water. My intention is for the poem to revolve so that when the reader comes to the end they discover it feeding right back into the start.

Dreamfish  

 

she is blind but I dream in braille

she touches every raised dot

revealing the story

 

a fish inside another fish

unaware that it’s been swallowed

eating everything the bigger fish is

 

choking on a fish bone

reminding it of something

it might have choked on before

 

I wake in the morning

she is stroking my forehead

like a gentle trickle of water

 

© Nathan Curnow

Read more about Nathan’s work at www.nathancurnow.weebly.com.

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Circular Poetry Contributor: Nathan Curnow

  1. Love it!

    Posted by sallybee19 | June 27, 2013, 12:15 pm
  2. Unreal, N.C!

    Posted by cjm76 | June 29, 2013, 11:27 pm

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