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Ekphrasis 8: Lucy Kempton + Joe Hyam

March 31, 2007


Handbook for Explorers, 10

Getting lost’s the better part of getting there;
The other half’s not knowing where you were
At first; or what it is you may discover –
God’s word, or a herb that’ll provide a cure
For broken bones or dislocated minds –


As darkness wraps up the mountain face
Where you flounder, and contrary winds
Give loose advice . . .

sand red

. . . and confused, you tread space
And falling, wonder how long until
You land; find not oblivion but snow
To cushion you, and guess you’re still
Alive in a dead world of ice and rock,
At whose heart lurk new secrets to unlock.


photos by Lucy Kempton

poem by Joe Hyam

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  1. April 6, 2007 at 7:28 am

    joe mentioned & so i looked … and saw that your work is good ! hooray !

  2. April 22, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Gorgeous photos. And interesting words, very dreamlike.

  3. February 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Wow. This is beautiful.


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