Language and Sediment (the subsets).
flares of light
recede ‘in absentia’
day transcends all local knowledge
the woven architecture of ash striations
ruins encoded in sky
reverse halation. crematorium.
the reliance of space
captured. uprooted. concealed.
the immanent stretches
of ambuscade light
the white indifference.
spilling. staggering. arching communication
no provenance in stasis
words float through sere
elemental movements suspended
in the inchoate dim of snow.
adumbrates the landform
the seduction of acuity
distances too limitless to name
the preservation of the compound
streaked with the efficacy of want
witnessing the equations of habitat
mute scenery of coercive colour
the augmentation of numbed hands
mime the history of indelible speech
the assemblage of sanctuary
the acetate meditation of water
on figurative granite
parallel defaced sublate
remote constructs of ghostly perceptions
the ‘glacial depth’ of field
measured beneath tongues of shore
its getting late
the gestation of a more primitive verse
innumerable destinations. innumerable voices
the landscape locked in those words
beyond visible boundaries
understood in fragments.
Matthew Hall is a doctoral candidate writing on J.H. Prynne and Violence at the University of Western Australia and is working on a series of essays that pertain to the radical pastoral. He is the author of Royal Jelly (Black Rider Press), Distant Songs (Sea Pressed Meta) and Hyaline (BRP). He is a Visiting Academic Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Features Editor at Cordite Poetry Review.