20 February 2009

ANOETHAU

Here's my poem that is included in the catalog of the Nancy Tokar Miller exhibition, IN RETROSPECT. The poem is a part of Pushing Water 50. The term "anoethau" refers to relics saved, "the difficult things of wonder," possibly even for sacramental purposes. Anoeth bid bet y Arthur is from the Welsh "Black Book of Camarthen," and it has several possible translations, though here I have a sense of it as the "difficult things of wonder" that are buried with Arthur, and that will be there upon some return. Uncovered dreams at some point, related to the imagination, to what we make as artists.