Paramecium: a collaboration
I was enchanted by the paramecium paintings of Michael Ehrhardt. I suggested they needed poetic words. He challenged me to write them. Here they are.
you can train a paramecium well that’s what they said
just open your mind a vast sky appears
transparent echo of the sun
they are answering the voices
the songs seem weightless
spiraling the wind longing for attachment
osmotic mirage reflected ghost
fissioning musical design dancing in infinite time
For Jane Dougherty’s challenge #24: a cleave poem.
You can see all of Michael Ehrhardt’s wonderful work here.