Sam Rasnake

Notes on the Cinematographer

– with a nod to Robert Bresson
and Au hasard Balthazar

Words push against
oth­er words to say
what is most need­ed
And here I write
what is found is irrel­e­vant
what is hid­den is your life
the desire to destroy
the erot­ic the spir­i­tu­al
the sin­gu­lar moment
Flatten the moment
Write noth­ing
Let the silence
be every­thing
The nightin­gale is loved
for its song and its song
is always the same
The don­key breathes
and we are changed
The sheep bell reminds us
of the need to be lost
And the piano finds
per­fec­tion in the space
between each note

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