David-Baptiste Chirot

from Thunder in the Blood

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Blogger Anny Ballardini said...

If I may say, the first one is absolutely astounding, congratulations!

8:02 PM  
Blogger David-Baptiste Chirot said...

Dear Mark--thank you for notifying me--and Anny thank you--
i made these when i learned i have a kind of anemia & previous bone marrow diease i had when young (had to be on crutches close to 3 years)--is from my Indian heritage, side of the family-i felt a thunder in the blood--it's a sacred thunder-
then i laughed, had to, as my first wife is a Mohawk and they are matrilineal--so gave me a Mohawk name, in english it means, the meaning is related with thunder--"he-who-shakes-the-skies"--the thunder of the ancestors runs through one--mixed with the french heritage in my head i think of "Mauvais sang" the first piece in Rimbaud's Une Saison en enfer-i am glad you like that one!--my grandfather john trepanier, also my godfather, used to say to me--blood is thicker than family--someties in english he got things mixed up so i asked him what he meant in french--it was the same--he siad that is why you are theonly like me--the rest of them are not at all--my friend duane waubawascom who lives here is a Oneida--he reminds me a lot of my grandfather--itis like strati, many strati--flowing--simultaneities in time coiling among each other that emerge from the earth--in all things flows a writing, many writings--so to respond with Thanks--a voice calling outside the prisons of the Word--a freedom one hears beyond the oppression of the Word imposed
but enough of all this! the only way i can really say it is in the piece you like!
thank you both so much--david-bc

1:28 AM  
Blogger Anny Ballardini said...

Thank you David for your impressive answer, it is a text on its own. And I hope you are doing fine,

11:29 PM  

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