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Between Thistles: Variation #4 by John Wainwright

After Chloe’s exploration of humour in variation #3, John has countered with an exploration of  the darker moments the poem conjured. While the first half of the poem is similar to the original, the second half breaks new ground and shifts the tome of the poem dramatically. And as John so aptly pointed out in his email to me, ‘Andy’s three word verse (link #10) is a statement covering a decade and the full spectrum of Australian politics’.

So much to enjoy here…

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Between Thistles: A New Junicho
Started: 12 April 2013 – Finished: 30 April 2013
Written between: Ashley Capes, Chloë Callistemon, Cindy Keong, Chris Lynch, John Wainwright, Andrew Phillips, Rachael Briggs, Andy Smerdon, Lee-Anne Davie, Trish Reid

Link #1 (3 lines) – hokku / shasei

between thistles
the crane’s
Egyptian walk

(Ashley Capes)

Link #2 (2 lines) – waki / cultural (literature)

she hushes the bundle
in a river basket

(Andrew Phillips)

Link #3 (3 lines) – daisan / cultural (film)

fan rotors beat
The End
to the smell of napalm

(Chloe Callistemon)

Link #4 (2 lines) – verse / shasei

recycling at 2:30am
moonlight on bitumen

(Chris Lynch)

Link #5 (3 lines) – verse / shasei

moth seeks out
only dark spaces
tired I turn off the light

(Trish Reid)

Link #6 (2 lines) – verse / cultural (art)

Caravaggio fades in from black
is that a pallet knife?

(John Wainwright)

Link #7 (3 lines) – verse / cultural (religion)

he makes the sign
with crossed fingers
crucifix

(Lee-Anne Davie)

Link #8 (2 lines) – verse / gendai

remorse-
a bouquet of verbs

(Cindy Keong)

Link #9 (3 lines) – verse / gendai

floods and locusts
here come the horsemen
swine flew

(Rachael Briggs)

Link #10 (2 lines) – verse / cultural (politics)

overboard
opportunity drifts

(Andy Smerdon)

Link #11 (3 lines) – verse / cultural (music)

bind your soul
to the beast that waits
at the crossroads

(Andy Smerdon)

Link #12 (2 lines) – ageku / shasei

in rifle sight
my enemy’s eyes

(Chris Lynch)

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Between Thistles: Variation #3 by Chloë Callistemon

Between Thistles has grown into something much more than the sum of its and continues to be one of the most exciting writing projects I have been involved with. This variation has been curated by Chloë Callistemon. Chloe’s variation is an experiment in tone; it explores the sense of playfulness and humour that bubbled beneath the surface of the poem.

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Between Thistles: A New Junicho
Started: 12 April 2013 – Finished: 30 April 2013
Written between: Ashley Capes, Chloë Callistemon, Cindy Keong, Chris Lynch, John Wainwright, Andrew Phillips and Rachael Briggs

 

between thistles
the crane’s
Egyptian walk

(Ashley Capes)

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Out! Damn dog
brought the bloody river home!

(John Wainwright)

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Gambon with a fork
of Mirren’s lover
light spools a feast

(Chloë Callistemon)

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recycling at 2:30am
moonlight on bitumen

(Chris Lynch)

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sleepless night
tossing and turning
the same thought

(Cindy Keong)

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bad Saturn! put it down!
Goya should paint a bell on him

(Rachael Briggs)

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the dog tears up
the holy book
without reading it

(Andrew Phillips)

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the tollway flickers
another promise

(Ashley Capes)

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futuristic finches
genetically modified
themselves

(Rachael Briggs)

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Mr Rabbit, the Red Queen,
or Mad Katter’s tea party

(John Wainwright)

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snort awake
to the boom
of Beethoven’s cannon

(Chloë Callistemon)

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Wee Jock leaves his mark
down by the bulrushes

(John Wainwright)

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Between Thistles: Variation #2 by Cindy Keong

It has been exciting to have variations on Between Thistles arrive in my inbox these past few days… so many roads left unexplored in the original that these remixes are discovering. Here is Cindy Keong’s remix to kick start your Friday night.

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Between Thistles: A New Junicho
Started: 12 April 2013 – Finished: 30 April 2013
Written between: Ashley Capes, Chloë Callistemon, Cindy Keong, Chris Lynch, Vuong Pham, Trish Reid and Lee-Anne Davie

Link #1 (3 lines) – hokku / shasei

between thistles
the crane’s
Egyptian walk

(Ashley Capes)

*

Link #2 (2 lines) – waki / cultural (literature)

Out! Damn dog
brought the bloody river home!

(John Wainwright)

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Link #3 (3 lines) – daisan / cultural (film)

a gecko
makes the theatre
more Australian

(Vuong Pham)

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Link #4 (2 lines) – verse / shasei

recycling at 2:30am
moonlight on bitumen

(Chris Lynch)

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Link #5 (3 lines) – verse / shasei

possums on the roof
a sudden clap
of thunder

(Cindy Keong)

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Link #6 (2 lines) – verse / cultural (art)

Van Gogh hears
the light in each stroke

(Lee-Anne Davie)

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Link #7 (3 lines) – verse / cultural (religion)

winter solitude
the garden angel
frost covered

(Vuong Pham)

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Link #8 (2 lines) – verse / gendai

the tollway flickers
another promise

(Ashley Capes)

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Link #9 (3 lines) – verse / gendai

fever sweats
the memory of glaciers
fading…

(Chris Lynch)

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Link #10 (2 lines) – verse / cultural (politics)

global warming
my GUCCI wallet cracks

(Vuong Pham)

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Link #11 (3 lines) – verse / cultural (music)

second chord
of the Elgar
snaps my bow

(Chloe Callistemon)

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Link #12 (2 lines) – ageku / shasei

songs-many tongued-
mend the sun

(Trish Reid)

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