0514-2021

 


DOUBLE DOUBLE

A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine
Published on Fridays since January 2019
李家昇黃楚喬網上雜誌,逢星期五出版
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Poetry Lab

Recent work: Nine unique photographs (2021)
Lee Ka-sing

 

 

35-62-35-20
35mm x 62mm x 35mm
Mixed media - archival pigment print, acrylic, spruce
Signed on verso

 


129-258-11
129mm x 258mm
Mixed media on paper - archival pigment print, acrylic
Signed on verso

 


35-61-9-15
35mm x 61mm x 9mm
Mixed media - archival pigment print, acrylic, spruce
Signed on verso

 


35-86-25-17
35mm x 86mm x 25mm
Mixed media - archival pigment print, acrylic, spruce
Signed on verso

 


139-281-10
139mm x 281mm
Mixed media on paper - archival pigment print, acrylic
Signed on verso

 


118-179-12
118mm x 179mm
Mixed media on paper - c-type photograph, acrylic
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202-407-8
202mm x 407mm
Mixed media on paper - archival pigment print, acrylic
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202-407-7
202mm x 407mm
Mixed media on paper - archival pigment print, acrylic
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59-37-19-19
59mm x 37mm x 19mm
Mixed media - archival pigment print, acrylic, oak
Signed on verso

 

 

Recent Poem

A poem by Holly Lee
Cadence (ode to Holocene)



I
What once signified wealth
the cut stones
fallen from ancient settlement
become everything
they could own
little care about history
aged sturdy walls
give them shelter
salvaged, piece together
a new home
they are the new ruins

II
Luoyang, Bactra, Thebes, Tyre, Jaffa
Kirkuk, Jerusalem, Damascus, Alexandria…
still stand precariously
in concert with fallen stones
in the hands of tourists
little care about history
selfieing every scenic spot
tweeting, rating local food
a temp home away from home
they salvage a culture
upon it they build another

III
When all human interventions
destructions and annihilations
are condonable, by choice
we won’t escape
climate crisis
bears lose their ice
birds lose their seasons
rainforests lose their lands
wilderness lose their animals
hunters lose their preys
vultures lose the air
humans lose their asteroid
planet lose the atmosphere
sun loses its heat
moon loses its pull
stars lose track of sky

IV
Do you remember
how
Romeo loved Juliet
Cain killed Abel?
we won’t escape
human-made crisis
cities are always burning
people lose their lives and homes
cities lose their structures
new ruins upon old ruins
we lose paradise we fail
the generosity of Holocene
cultures lose their histories
civilizations its cradle
zeros and ones
are they that powerful
are they unconditional?
counting and computing
futilely
every last digit
every last memory
erased, deleted
destroyed

May 13, 2021

A poem invoked by the events in al-Kfeir, Syria, where some refugees of war sought shelter.

 

 


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DOUBLE DOUBLE
Issue 0514-2021

A Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing online magazine. Published on Fridays since January 2019. Published by OCEAN POUNDS and archived at oceanpounds.com
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Holly and Ka-sing currently live in Toronto with their daughter Iris, and their cat Sukimoto. Contact with email at - mail@leekasing.com / holly@xpecial.com

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