Silja Järventaustan the sixth work is slowly taking form. I perceive it as a poetic complete, the place the speaker’s voice stays the identical, although it could belong to anybody or something.
I suppose he can be alone: ”we don’t exist as a group”, he states. This distinction is tough to pinpoint as a result of Afternoon with a capital letter passes the time and detaches.
I start to assume that the voice of the work speaks from the bottom, from below the soil: “All that is still of me is the land that’s divided and the place I’ve been”, and slightly later: “It’s a pity that I’m not there or you’ve gotten walked to the aspect of the street. / I wish to be greater than only a place.”
Spring is rising, as a result of spring is simply rubbing new progress out of the bottom. Maybe the speaker is like the traditional goddess of dying Proserpina (Kr. Persephone), whose character has been used to emphasise the stress between the below and the over.
I start to attach the forces of the earth to the sound carpet of the work, as a result of the state or scenario of the speaker doesn’t return to the human solely.
Afternoon with a capital letter doesn’t present a topic or an apparent theme. The guide could also be situated amongst posthumanist aesthetics. When there’s a placement of the sound within the floor and stones, the type of liveliness that solely human language can think about. Imagery is an outdated methodology of poetry, it opens new avenues for photographs.
Lake background will not be essentially the most approachable or easy of the lyricists, however unwaveringly a poetic thinker of his personal type.
Afternoon with a capital letter proceed from the place the earlier one in Järventaust, Opening of the setting, stayed. Within the triangle of seasons, climate and quick passing time, present consciousness conjures up an eco-crisis and mass extinction.
One other of the threads within the work results in loneliness and recollections of togetherness. Maybe these covers have the language of separation or abandonment.
Haahuiluni tells one thing in regards to the poetics of Järventautta: when the language goes round and locations phonetic and sonorous connections alongside visible ones, house is created for creativeness. The expression doesn’t settle into the accuracy vary – or maybe it’s higher to rapidly refine over and over, at all times to a barely totally different level.
“Species fell on the sting, on the seaside. Within the area, it means gulfs and eddies, maybe one-time parts, entitlements, justice. For me, it means sitting down and however inflexibility, a calculation of power and goodness.”
Species and entitlements, power and goodness calculations actually sound lots like sitting in the course of a species loss. That’s what we do right here, and that’s the way it feels, in a world of lengthy and frequent goodbyes.
Afternoon with a capital letter is constructed on layers of time: it’s the time calculated with the assistance of dates that passes with out returning, however the season, the season, at all times returns. The occasions of the day and the seasons are repeated verse by verse, they’re on the identical time “disposable” and but return: “earth occasions residing.”
The connection with time is severe and playful on the identical time. In any case, it has to start out within the afternoon on the newest, in order that nothing will be delivered.
The voice of the work is caught within the Earth, with out advancing, with out leaving. It has loads of brokenness and unhappiness. Nonetheless, it commits itself to one thing on a regular basis, a bit just like the spirit of a spot, which you at all times really feel in a sure milieu, however which you can’t attain.
“I wish to inform them: Futures bounce sideways. / There’s nonetheless a day for them, they could be on the transfer. / They pull one another’s noses, then it doesn’t harm.”
The work permits language to outline its circumstances. Its self-form focuses the notion however on the identical time explores what the self will be. The standing of the speaker is unclear. Is she in love or divorced? Alive or useless? Alone or in firm? Human on a regular basis or generally?
The sway provides start a flurry of phrases. It’s largely as much as the reader whether or not he’s comfy in an setting the place the meanings of phrases escape from behavior, or fairly in a single the place they turn out to be established. I personally imagine that seeing glimpses re-tunes notion and expression a bit.
Järventäutta’s poems have an associative enjoyable attribute of the prose poetry custom, which is not less than recognizable Eeva-Liisa from the mainland and Maila Pylkkönen from
Afternoon with a capital letter means that you can settle into the second when future lives bask within the spring. He doesn’t perceive the whole lot about it, however he is aware of the rays.