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The Bride

 

Wanting in pieces
hanging fixed in stale time
Sky and dusked light from fragment
a structure clutters to a still point
a figure declines from a stair
I watch body
            in falter
Stutter this memory
in moving
air

 

In response to Marcel Duchamp's '‘Bride’ 1912.

 

See the artwork that inspired this poem in the flesh, along with more than 100 of Marcel Duchamp’s world-renowned pieces, in ‘The Essential Duchamp’ exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 27 April – 11 August 2019.

 

Go to Evelyn Araluen Corr's profile to read more poems