She told me; I want to tell you three things and I want you to shut up whilst I’m talking. Holding up a hand, she extended a finger as she counted. There’s a dream… a memory… and a verdict. They are connected, but I don’t know how.
Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/07/20/starlings/
Writer, Photographer and creator of SANCTUARY I and SANCTUARY II
“It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, consumption. Which condition is better for the world at large I will not venture to discuss. But I do know, that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can all root and grow. We must all hope we find them” – Mark Rothko
What Can you Do Today That You Could Not Do 1 Year Ago?
I have started with:
“Sit alone; sit quietly
Learn something new without any apparent practical benefit.
Ask individuals for bold feedback; ignore what you hear from the crowd.
Spend time encouraging other artists.
Teach, with the intent of making change.
Ship something that you created” – Seth Godin, The Icarus Deception
I have learned the ins and outs of political marketing as to “Learn something new without any apparent practical benefit.”
Later edit: I just thought I wouldn’t have any practical benefit, because starting this September I am local councillor elect.
Art – Joseph Stella “Tree of my life”
The Heart of The Wind – Publication of the Month at Spillwords.com
written by: David Dephy
“Floating on the stream of your breath
listening to the sound of your breath
loving your silently deep look”
Read more: https://spillwords.com/the-heart-of-the-wind/
Born June 21st, 1968. The trilingual Georgian/American poet, novelist, essayist, multimedia artist. His works are published in the USA by the several literary magazines and anthologized also in many collections of poetry and prose in the USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Georgia, Mexico, Portugal, Romania. He is an active participant of the American and international poetry and artistic scenes such as PEN World Voices, 92Y Poetry Center, Voices of Poetry, Long Island Poetry Listings, Bowery Poetry Club, Columbia University in the City of New York – The School of the Arts. Bowery Poetry Club named him as a Literature Luminary. He lives and works in NYC.
“Dreams are our daily practice of madness.”
– Adolfo Bioy Casares and Silvina Ocampo: Where There’s Love, There’s Hate, 1946
Art by Anton Lomaev.
[Sudden Denouement is proud to announce that ESP (Esprambles) is now a member of the Sudden Denouement Collective. He is a powerful, unique voice and we are honored to call him one of our own.]
The black hole soul
Every sound, every act, every scene
is drowned by a sigh that still echoes
long after the hearts have broken,
[ESP’s writing can be found on Esprambles.]
“Many, many years ago in a sad, faraway land, there was an enormous mountain made of rough, black stone. At sunset, on top of that mountain, a magic rose blossomed every night that made whoever plucked it immortal. But no one dared go near it because its thorns were full of poison…”
From “Pan’s Labyrinth” (El Laberinto del Fauno), written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Illus. by Rafal Olbinski.
The Lady Monet
written by: Bob Carlton
“She is the living darkness
that shines in the night,
her eyes haunting neon dreams…”
Bob Carlton lives and works in Leander, Texas.
“What makes night within us may leave stars.”
― Victor Hugo
Art by John Velez.
There is a place I can dwell – Jasper Kerkau‘s gorgeous piece on Sudden Denouement:
“There is a place I can dwell, removed from silent gore of emotional life tied to humid residue of lost summers. From failure springs the renewing waters of new worlds laid out–removed of the impurities of dysfunction, bad relationships, tarnished pasts, regressed lives spoiled under the hot sun. A celebration of life!”
Read more: https://suddendenouement.com/2019/07/20/there-is-a-place-i-can-dwell-jasper-kerkau-2/
Jasper Kerkau is writer, editor, publisher, and co-creator of Sudden Denouement. He lives in Houston Texas. He likes to write to hear himself think and is constantly contradicting himself.