Ingrid Wiener: Detail of Dr. Müllers Kabelfrühling, Gobelin 2010
German word for cable tangle with an emphasis which directs the attention away from the word salad.
Space Gulliver is dreaming of an egg.
She believes she has cracked the conundrum of the egg.
Yellow matters, she hears a voice in the dream whisper
in her ear, there where the strings sing. What matters
is keeping the yellow intact. She listens harder.
Space Gulliver is dreaming of the void.
No, the voice whispers in the shell of her ear, the ovoid.
That is what you’re dreaming of, the shape
of enclosure and escape, you even wrote a poem about it
once, remember? Space Gulliver has forgotten.
Oblivion is the mirror that hides a cave. Listen, the voice
whispers in her pale pink ear, is that the sea?
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.