Time reveals that to
execute means to begin
and to terminate
So all the rivers
in each and every country
flow into one sea
Sarah Tremlett. © Sarah Tremlett. Text and video presented here by poet submission.
Video credit: "From the Rivers to the Sea," contemplative haiku poetry film by Sarah Tremlett with audiovisual material as credited. © 2015. Premiered at TARP Audiovisual Poetry Festival, September 2015.
Poet's statement: "This film is a haiku poem film—i.e., based on the idea of a poem of 5/7/5 syllables. It reflects the original concept of the Oriental poem that is part of a painting (a poem painting), often of a natural landscape, with descriptive, philosophical writing going from the top to the bottom of the image.... I am very interested in how visual and aural motion on screen can contribute not only to meaning but to creating a zen-like state in an audience or viewer. This is not dissimilar to the rapt attention of the listener who is wholly engaged with the poet's voice when reciting traditional repetitive verse forms."
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