'Forest of Dreams' - a cherita collaborationSheila Windsor (U.K.), Larry Kimmel (U.S.)Ron Moss (Tasmania) Hortensia Anderson (U.S.) 22/01/'05 to 21/02/'05
Part 1 - Little Red Riding Hood
a curl of chimney smoke
at the forest's edge a cottageready for the night
cloak of redthe sweep and swishbeneath a rising moon / s.w.
crossing the river
she follows the fireflythrough murk and mystery
an owl hoots - another snickerswhere the firefly wasthe glow of a cigarillo / l.k.
gnarl of saliva
emerald eyes gleamin folds of darkness
unleashed from hella howl that parts the airscattering fear / r.m.
her hastening step
a crush of pine needlesreleases their resinous scent
twigs reach out to touchher tumbling blonde hairand tangle it / h.a.
groan of door
butterfly-stitcha scream through the shawl
drips a pulpand grandma's brain hangsfrom his grinning jaw / s.w.
crime scene tape
"lost in the woods, huh?anyone see ya?"
coarse laughtersome of Nottingham's finestsnarking donuts from a basket / l.k.
Part 2 - 'Briar Rose'
spins the wheel
a witch's cacklepenetrates the castle wall
'hush now baby girl'over distant marsh landshangs the mist of fall / s.w.*
the legend grows
beauty to be rousedfrom poisoned slumber
child's swordslays the crimson dragonin diamonds of fire / r.m.
only silencebroken by the cry of birds
crossing earth and waterthe prince has dreamsof a kiss, a rose... / h.a.
after the brambles
the creak of a leather jacketroom to room
flies stopped in flighta pitcher pouring but not pouringportraits with closed eyes / l.k.
curtain of velvet drift
sunbeams of dustacross leadlight and stone
lips like shaded cherrymeet in a moment of time . . .she sleeps no more / r.m.
porcelain arms open
as if spellbound againuntil just before day
the swirl of waltzesthrough silkened spaceas they go on their way... / h.a.