Wednesday, September 2, 2009


In my last two blogs I wrote of the impact of the camera upon literature and entertainment. This poem by young poet Mark Pirie illustrates the impact of the movie camera.


1 Tilt

you tilt upwards
& begin

to notice her eyes
the way

they alter
as the first kiss stirs

2 Roll

you roll back
& see

the light
across her hips

your face
covering her shadow

3 Crane

you slip
down a bank

& fall
towards the river

your limbs
shaving the trees

4 Zoom

you kick the door
open and tumble

from a moving car –
the camera

catching your legs
in mid-air

Mark Pirie

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