The knife of the sky tortures the wise
Broken day burning the birdless sky
The clouds form the ghosts of sleepers
Whose eyes distil the world’s reflection
And your face is a pyramid of kisses that I
Use for writing words and butterflies
Who can sing in cages just as the laughter settles
On lovers’ lips whose smiles are framed
The tears of last year’s summer now rests
In yellow roses where candles melt flat
The game ensues tearing open the Snow
Queen’s broken heart inside the gas lantern
The sirens whisper the name of the Sunflower King
Who dreams of men on the land
The sound of moon against sun shattered the summer
Exquisite Corpses produced during the group excursion to London (22-23/12/21)
Members of La Sirena (Left to Right: Taya King, Darren Thomas and Doug Campbell) met up in London yesterday to attend the ‘Curious and Curiouser’ exhibition on Carroll’s ‘Alice’ books at the Victoria and Albert museum. We went for a meal afterward, and glasses were raised to our comrade Daina Kopp, who sadly couldn’t make it this time. Proper scans of the Exquisite Corpses we made together to follow.
We devoted a recent meeting to a simultaneous collage workshop, having prepared ourself with images relating to the theme of the forthcoming issue of the Surrealerpool group’s magazine ’Patastrophe: “WHO AM I? Masks behind masks. Dolls within dolls. WHOM DO I HAUNT?” The results are shown above.
Prior to this, Daina and Doug had attended a games session with members of Surrealerpool. This was a most convivial and productive evening, with the proceedings and results recorded for possible future publication.
Any, all or none of this material may appear in ’Patastrophe #4, scheduled for 7 January 2022 (Russian Christmas), but the marvellous may be depended on! In the meantime, we recommend their many other publications, all beautifully designed and produced, and available from https://surrealerpool.home.blog/surrealerpool-publications/.
Supplementary material for the ISSS SURREALISMS 2021 roundtable, ‘Poetry Made by All: Collective Surrealist Activity and Surrealist Practice as Research’:
‘A Voyage to Sirenusa’ Article by La Sirena https://peculiarmormyrid.com/la-sirena/
An Enquiry Into the Poetry Made by All https://lasirenasurrealistgroup.com/2021/08/01/an-enquiry-into-the-poetry-made-by-all/
International Surrealist Exhibition https://www.facebook.com/International-Exhibition-Of- Surrealism-Cairo-Saint-Cirq-Lapopie-110811534737775/
‘La Femme Automatique’ Collective Film by La Sirena https://youtu.be/l4Jh6z_nsJE
‘La Femme (Re)trouvée’ Collective Film by La Sirena https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx4G_wszBS8
La Sirena Surrealist Group Blog https://lasirenasurrealistgroup.com/blog/
‘Now, Voyager: The Convulsive Crossings of La Sirena Surrealist Group’ Article by Darren Thomas https://lasirenasurrealistgroup.com/2021/08/15/now-voyager-the-convulsive- crossings-of-la-sirena-surrealist-group/
Responses to ‘An Enquiry Into the Poetry Made by All’ https://lasirenasurrealistgroup.com/2021/11/10/responses-to-an-enquiry-into-the-poetry- made-by-all/