Meditation on a Red Seed as Transformation, and: Sisters of the Raging Millennium at a Hundred Years, and: On the Levitation of Beautiful Objects

Meditation on a Red Seed as Transformation, and: Sisters of the Raging Millennium at a Hundred... Karen An-hwei Lee Meditation on a Red Seed as Transformation for the sculptor and landscape architect, Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) Dear Isamu— Nayantara refused your love in the end, red seed of resilience in the magnified shape of biomorphism, halved core of perfume—sequoia or balsa in a transformation of millennial living. Or a giant melon seed, half-shaved with a steel wire, one nervous fiber beveled on the right. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, a sculpture called Red Seed, 1928— Aromatic as a sandalwood tree of circassian seeds. Tears of betel-nut juice. Roasted watermelon seeds dyed for the new year, pods of red wax in the galleria. Auburn-soaked heartwood more roan than russet riding to the horizon on the flanks of wild mustangs. Sisters of the Raging Millennium at a Hundred Years Sisters of a raging millennium, if we survive a hundred years, let us grill a thousand mackerels for dinner, skin on. No urgency to scour the charcoal racks. Fork the arugula with no olives, nurse no grudges. Synthesize rosebushes in factories. Hem floor-length, mulberry-silk nightshifts if it pleases the years to grow an inch of our bones so late in life. Never too dark to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Meditation on a Red Seed as Transformation, and: Sisters of the Raging Millennium at a Hundred Years, and: On the Levitation of Beautiful Objects

Prairie Schooner, Volume 91 (2) – Aug 9, 2017

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Karen An-hwei Lee Meditation on a Red Seed as Transformation for the sculptor and landscape architect, Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) Dear Isamu— Nayantara refused your love in the end, red seed of resilience in the magnified shape of biomorphism, halved core of perfume—sequoia or balsa in a transformation of millennial living. Or a giant melon seed, half-shaved with a steel wire, one nervous fiber beveled on the right. Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum in Long Island City, a sculpture called Red Seed, 1928— Aromatic as a sandalwood tree of circassian seeds. Tears of betel-nut juice. Roasted watermelon seeds dyed for the new year, pods of red wax in the galleria. Auburn-soaked heartwood more roan than russet riding to the horizon on the flanks of wild mustangs. Sisters of the Raging Millennium at a Hundred Years Sisters of a raging millennium, if we survive a hundred years, let us grill a thousand mackerels for dinner, skin on. No urgency to scour the charcoal racks. Fork the arugula with no olives, nurse no grudges. Synthesize rosebushes in factories. Hem floor-length, mulberry-silk nightshifts if it pleases the years to grow an inch of our bones so late in life. Never too dark to

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