I’ve reblogged this from Nicolette Hugo: Nicolette Hugo’s site
Whenever we make love, you say
it’s like fucking a crash –
I bring the bus with me into the bedroom.
There’s a lull, like before the fire brigade
arrives, flames licking the soles
of our feet. Neither of us knows
when the petrol tank will explode.
You say I’ve decorated my house
to recreate the accident –
my skeleton wired with fireworks,
my menagerie flinging air about.
You look at me in my gold underwear –
a crone of sixteen, who lost
her virginity to a lightning bolt.
I didn’t expect love to feel like this –
you holding me down with your knee,
wrenching the steel rod from my charred body
quickly, kindly, setting me free.
- Frida Kahlo
Great collage by Nicolette Hugo for her WIP BOUGHT. It would be something the Bookbinder would appreciate.
I was doing some research for the Bookbinder and there were some excellent articles about different rope work. I especially liked a book with essays from about 16 different Riggers and how the rope spoke to them. One of them was presenting some of the broader categories of rope work as she saw it and was talking about two areas that she felt were more about how it looked. She described Shibari (which is some of the rope work in the collage below) as being about ‘THE ROPE & the girl’ as apposed to say a more Betty Page style which would be seen as ‘THE GIRL & the rope’. In the Bookbinder he transitions from the first into the second as his heart is unraveled.
Catherine Winther one of my favorite Poets <3