Prior to beginning my collaborate Translate project I took a workshop in reading and understanding poetry through the creation of objects. As a result of reflection on “Late Show” by John Burnside, I created the poetry objects shown in the image below. We were to create an object and then photograph this to create a book showing the process of creating the poetry object.
The poem is as follows:
"I only watch reruns now, or films about geese, and yet I’m waiting for the miracle I used to find in early black and white where everyone looks like us and ends up happy, in a place they’re learning never to take for granted. In Northern Canada, it’s summer now and birds that look like friends I had in school are dancing in a field of moss and thaw and, as I watch, the darkness gathers round me slowly, warmth and quiet in its gift for as long as the birds take flight, or Lucille Ball lights up the screen like someone who’s been there forever."