When poetry goes from one language to anohter it has to change to remain poetry.
I call this transcreation,
Dwijaya Saifil Munir sent me a wonderful spontaneous poem about the holiness of trees.
I transcreated it into English.
Then in performance I transcreated those lines into a homage to a big city garden tree.
I then transcreated that into a partial reconstruction of the original Indonesian poem in the subtitles.
As Paul McCartney wrote about his landmark indie album, Wings’ Wild Life, “Can you dig it?”
Geoff Fox, 17th February, 2021 Terra Nullius
Amanda Woods of San Diego is young and smart.
I am older. But I learn from and with her.
Martin Luther King Jr, born on this date in 1929 taught that “…… the wealth of cultural and technological progress in America is a result of the commonwealth of inpouring contributions.”
This human commonwealth exists across races, times and places.
When it is shared in freedom and justice, it can grow.
When it become tyrannous, it dies.
Geoff Fox, 16th January, 2021, Terra Nullius
This is a transcreation from the Indonesian language poem “Ayah” by Maman A Majid Binfas.
Fathers and mothers build us.
Geoff Fox, 21st December, 2020, Australia
Beat the odds.
Stand Up Strong.
This is a LushSux’d film made at Tottenham Front.
Geoff Fox, 2nd November, 2020
Australian artist John Lawry has a unique understanding and feel for trees.
I revere that.
Geoff Fox, 21st August, 2020 Down Under