Looking through the archives of ‘Art and Life’ for a poem I know is hiding there somewhere I came across this one. All week in this neighbourhood my eyes have been reverberating with the sound of ride on lawn movers, chain saws, hedge trimmers and brush cutters – the burbs in Oz! Today seems like as a good as any to reblog this …
… A line of flight (French: ligne de fuite) is a concept developed by Gilles Deleuze and used extensively in his work with Félix Guattari. Translator Brian Massumi notes that in French, “Fuite covers not only the act of fleeing or eluding but also flowing, leaking, and disappearing into the distance (the vanishing point in a painting is a point de fuite). It has no relation to flying.” Wikipedia – line of flight
Sometimes I long to follow
a personally delineated line of flight.
Not so much flying out of sight
but disappearing beyond the vanishing point
to a destination yet to be defined.