Essential labels

perfume maker's organ

Somewhere in the back of my mind, were the wonders of the ‘perfume maker’s organ’ – like this magnificent and rare specimen at the Palazzo Mocenigo Museum in Venice.

Something a little different – a series of seven ‘photo-label-poems’.

These are a light hearted response to an invitation from my brother-in-law to take part in a seven day ‘nature image’ photography challenge.

I decided to combine my response with a small collection of old laboratory bottles loaned from a colleague at work, and with some [very] short poems responding to each image, in the form of a label…

 

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ESSENTIA DE RES NATURA

1-7

 

1/7

Tincture of Gloaming

a blushed
burn lingering

 

2-7

 

2/7

Sun Condensed Uplands

corrie cast
uplifted uplit
up

3-7

 

3/7:

Gull Cocksure

I can eat any-damn-thing
& still fly the pants
right off you

4-7

 

4/7

Calligraph of Trees

still arm surfaces
layering
gold leaf tea

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5/7:

Hunker of Umbered Ochres

high level low life
storm squat squamous
hard tough slow

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6/7

Surface Tremolo

still water air kissed
appetite’s echo
ripple fly fish

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7/7

Tropic of Gorse

earth sprung musk
potent coconut
sun lipped skin

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Steve Smart is an information designer, poet and artist. View all posts by stevedsmart

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