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Thursday, 23 September 2010

chapel loke

  chapel loke

                              (CHAPEL LOKE: Composite Photographic Image by John William Brown 2009)

chapel loke ber street end cut between the houses georgian perhaps even older cross overhead tunnel short in between barely noticed passing by onto bracondale lakenham areas as different as some place no place side by side as different as surrey street ber street linking difference to differance linking cut out link in between the difference tunnel cut barely georgian perhaps linking older even and uneven unequal and different north as south down on up in by out declination for inclination interpretation as interpenetration time as space as ber street surrey street black white and down it is surrey street end thirty years to see ago years odd thirty to see gurdjieff in surrey house him no not in street to surrey teacher gurdjieff techniques to hear speak see overhead esoteric house cross room long techniques big hear notice numbers thirty nothing perhaps more even others seated straight backs one slouching this one different technicians not same as difference as differance decidedly not derridian later that much people back sat straight speak numbers not communicate knowing numbers outnumbered one slouched hardback chairs long room gone past large windows replicated two numbers spoken speaking taught shared keep out keep awareness into such things in time in that time was slouched into many things in the then now then past thirty odd in room space time they spoke in numbers years near place ago chapel loke absorbed held in time all not lost unclaimed interpenetrating moment space movement gone time into moment into movement south to north inclining to ber street under the safe as houses past norwich union names aviva identities unsafe meaning life fragments exchanges nothing changes in securities insecurities neither insured nor in sure assurances in nothing yet in time no moment lost held frozen in time melding melting into now in the autumn indian summer heat saint lukes summer going north like agra relax to punjab held in rain as left out in the rain monsoon washed away cleaned yet held clean as obscurity in a bright shadow of a tunnel cut in time through space through all paths our shadowed rooms houses south to north out breath out of it going up older now than earlier even sooner this year in warm rain perhaps older even ber street seat by galvanised wired old site bomb site luftwaffe she on seat older twenty years more even by the post box by the tanning shop no longer there already gone soon so going nowhere she older me younger she white hair ber street seat by post box opposite chapel loke where she went to school before even before the war meaning the second world war you call it ww2 she we call it the war all changes in time words are power words destroy the real make word realities that are not were not so it was the war before it she at school not catholic chapel loke first school bombed luftwaffe now car park was bombsite park bombsite playground after the war now aviva car park now john lewis car park was bonds before john lewis was bonds for country set for tea and cream cakes not now gone now fast shiny chrome noisy clatter cutlery clatter glass shatter bombs roof slate bombs clatter time clatter space clatter gone no more no place place gone to non place held in time in space in tunnel in between in life in mind in feeling in love in hate in difference in numbers in chapel loke they spoke in numbers in order in chaos in random held older even perhaps georgian houses the between cut end street ber loke chapel

© digital-photmontage & prose0poem jwb © john william brown 2009
Writing and photograph first published: 06 October 2009 on Andrew Spragg’s blog:

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