Björk Utopia

[One Little Indian; 2017]

Rating: 4.5/5

Styles: sonnets / eventualities
Others: Arca, Rabit, e.e. cummings

Sonnets / Eventualities

this is the garden:colours come and go,
[here i am, draped in iron gossamer]
frail azures fluttering from night’s outer wing
[lying down, entwined in breath]
strong silent greens serenely lingering,
[i can fill my shadow’s outline with laurel green and longing]
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
[this is where i open,along a precipice that once was ground]
This is the garden:pursed lips do blow
[cool crimson whispers trickle down my throat]

upon cool flutes within wide glooms,and sing
[vibrations curl like smokelicked fringe]
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
[of threads of skin unravelling]
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.
[reflections melt like springthawed snow]

This is the garden. Time shall surely reap
[nothing lasts an eternity]
and on Death’s blade lie many a flower curled,
[yet pressed or fallen outlive this hurt]
in other lands where other songs be sung;
[let them come in where hate can’t reach]
yet stand They here enraptured,as among
[with arms around a sighing lung]
the slow deep trees perpetual of sleep
[slow dreams of carbon feeding peace]
some silver-fingered fountain steals the world
[its blood expunged by love unfurled]

quotes in italics from “Sonnets / Unrealities IX” by e.e. cummings
original material by Jazz Scott in brackets throughout


Reverie (Reprise)

This love of ours, you of my heart, is no light thing;
… reminds me of the love in me:[a volatile reverie]
Cuando el amor llega así de esta manera
[i am blown away,like a mountain turned caldera]
[but i am given life again];when my body memory kicks in
My warrior awakens, [roaring]:”Ámame otra vez si te atreves
[when i see myself at peace,i will love again,in droves]

quotes in italics from “Reverie” by e.e. cummings, “Reverie” by Arca, and “Blissing Me”/”Body Memory” by Björk


Utopia / Dissolution of the Sovereign

[i hear your silent screams,in your refusal of decay]
My instinct has been shouting at me for years
The future is our domain
Saying let’s get out of here
The here and now is a prison house
[locked from inside,it’s hopeless without a key]

[so turn yourself inside out by your ears]

Utopia is not elsewhere
It’s here

[walk toward its glow,estranged from fear]

quotes in italics from “Utopia” by Björk and “Dissolution of the Sovereign” by Elysia Crampton


Future Forever / Saint

[you can love again,listen!]

your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
MUSIC LOVES TOO
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop
your past is a loop

turn it off

[and hear!]

music heals too
i’m here to defend it

quotes in italics from “Future Forever” and “Saint” by Björk

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