Thursday, February 21, 2008

Goggle Time

Long Haul

From a Q&A 'therapy' session in the Daily Telegraph:

Kate Weinberg: Name something or someone you truly believe in.

Simon Armitage: The Ordnance Survey.

Kate Weinberg: Who, in the whole of history, would you most like to sit next to on a long-haul flight?

Simon Armitage: Icarus. Just for the look on his face when the sun starts coming up.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Foundation Year, Dún Laoghaire, 1974

My Scream, Foundation Year, Dún Laoghaire, 1974

Faces with mouths agape, gorged
on shadow, the self portraits were a scream –
the minimalist wire tree (one branch for all)
“…the absolute spit of De Gaulle.”