Dali Exhibition : Bruges 2008

” Quick ! ” ,

” The camera ! “



before the buildings all

up skirts and run away;

tourists huddled in gloomy

noonday shadows of The Belfort.

Nearby they’re exhibiting Dali,

though I can’t quite determine

its precise geographic location,

the blind waffle-vendor tells me,

indirectly that Dali has been

relocated to a nearby aubergine ;

” You’d scarcely believe it had sufficient

room to house all of Dali’s effulgent textuality”

at that the midnite grinning tabby-cat

pronounced itself satisfied with its

idiomatic translation of the

sightless vendor’s account;

” unlock the secret aubergine portal and

you’ll never need to approach any lemon again,

citrussy traitors the lot of them!”

hectored the petty feline demagogue

in the spirit of an alfresco symposium;

I antithetically posited that not all

lemons were conspiratorial and was,

” I tawt I taw a puddy-tat ” aware

that Belfries emphasised a deep human

urge for freedom and democracy ?

disquieted in that Sylvestrine manner

that all Cats display he reiterated

that Dali extricated the snot

from his own nose,flicked it at

the world and the critics said,

that it was art,truth and beauty;

” yeah,but what about all those conspiratorial Lemons ? “

we concurred, the Feline and I.

(footnote:- originally composed in situ,next The Belfort,Markt,Bruges June 2008;after having imbibed somewhat beforehand!)



About Louis Kasatkin

Freelance Writer ,Journalist, Performance Poet and Poetry Promoter Resume / CV Senior Editor , 2014 - Member,Board of Senior Editors,”Episteme” -Online Journal of Bharat College,Mumbai Editorial Administrator ,2011 – to date At http://www.destinypoets.co.uk the internationally renowned poetry website in partnership with and centred at Destiny Christian Church, Wakefield, England Schools based Poetry Masterclasses, 2001- to date Louis has delivered his poetry masterclasses in interactive workshop format in primary and secondary schools throughout the City of Wakefield and further afield. His masterclasses have often been the pupils’ first and only opportunity for schools to work with a professional poet. Executive Producer,Wakefield Wireless Mysteries 2012 –to date Louis has the leadership role in this groundbreaking play-for-voices, a contemporary update of the world renowned Medieval Passion plays. He secured the support of Mary Creagh ,Member of Parliament for Wakefield as the project’s Patron. Performance Poetry Residencies 2010- to date with Destiny Christian Church 2001-2002 -Poet-in-Residence at Wakefield Cathedral 1999-2000 -Poet-in-Residence at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Rugby League Football Club Poetry Group Leadership Roles 2010-to date Founder of Destiny Poets 2004-2010 -President, The Black Horse Poets of Wakefield. 2002-2007 -Founder and Convenor of The Cathedral Poets of Wakefield. Publications Poetry Anthologies ( Author ) 2004- A Very Special Collection with The Cathedral Poets 2002- Louis & friends-Wakefield Cathedral Poetry Anthology Poetry Magazines ( Editor ) 2010- to date “ The Elephant” –Destiny Poets’ published thrice annually 2004-2008 – “From The Horse’s Mouth” – The Black Horse Poets published twice yearly. 2005-2006 – “Poetry Wakefield,City & Dioceses”- The Cathedral Poets/ The Black Horse Poets A quarterly magazine for all schools within the City and Diocese of Wakefield. 2002- “ The Cathedral Poets “ – eponymously titled monthly poetry supplement to Cathedral News magazine. Freelance Journalism 1979 – 1994 Leeds Other Paper , co-operatively run alternative weekly news publication ,featuring local gig guide, investigative reporting ignored by the mainstream,etc.Louis was primarily the LOP’s Rugby league correspondent – “The Man in the Stand” – from 1983 to 1994 besides erstwhile cultural commentator and guerrilla investigative reporter starting in 1979. Academic Qualifications B.A.( Hons.) Organisation Studies 2.2 from Bradford College, 1981 – 1984 Poetry Awards & Recognition 2013 – Overseas Award for Excellence in Arts Conferred by AuthorsPress ,New Dehli 2008- Civic Reception held by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, hosted by the Lord Mayor to honour the 10th Anniversary of the Black Horse Poets. 2007- Winner of “Wakefield Poet of the Year”-The prestigious Jane Harrison MemoriaL Award at the annual Wakefield Poetry Awards. 2003- Winner of the inaugural Leeds International Peace Festival Poetry Prize (Adult section) with “Hudson River Interlude”, a commemorative poem honouring the victims of 9/11.
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