Landscripts single work   poetry   "I wake and watch the snow fall down"
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014
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  • Author's note: This poem refers to an exhibition of paintings by Xu Bing in the Ashmolean Museum. Many of Xu Bing's canvases were black and white landscapes in which, for instance, rivers were drawn using clustered repetitions of the character 'river', mountains were made of the character 'mountain', sky of 'sky', villages of 'village'.
  • Epigraph:

    In drifts of sleep I came upon you

    Buried to your waist in snow.

    You reached your arms out: I came to

    Like water in a dream of thaw.

    –Seamus Heaney, 'Rescue'

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    y Meanjin vol. 73 no. 1 2014 7126783 2014 periodical issue 2014 pg. 38-41
Last amended 14 Mar 2014 08:25:33
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