Mark von Schlegell


(look then below)

Stone in the cavern! 1

White is the horn of snow.

Death is in love with light.

Neutrinos hole the hole;

Sunlight somehow too.

A fault is most conspicuous in a metamorphic.

Magma blows the waterflow!

Lo there? It already freezes.

Nothing endures.

Petroleum seeps into cracked slate?

Crustaceans shit the sky?

Stones are made of bones.

Gleam of inner light.

Happy is the un-stone.

The old grudge melts.

Sea-bottom ostracod!

Heat vents are hotter within.

Bones are made of stones.

Frost beards feldspar,

Moisture dews the stone.

Three waters make a dome.

Crust bent, folded out of mountains,

When cavities seal quartz of exceptional clarity,

Look then below.

Mountains condensing seismic rains,

Spiracles roofing subterrestrial furnace.

The guest is entertained, uninvited.

Shoulder undermined by time,

Subterraquean wind without chime.

Ambition will not arrive at security.

The droplets leave a tower,

Granite sucks the salt-cubed bower.

Self hoards shelter.

Poles shift, lava flows.

Microbes and Virus coevolve.

Prosperity means diversity.

Pushed up, dislocated, crumpled, placed on end,

Ruckle and Rubble trend.

Poverty is greater than abundance.

Give no heed to light,

The highest diamond is not long in office.

The age of sediment succeeds the hour of eruption.

Through eyelet mouth, the Alf-like river wends.

Wealth of the worlds! let it come, let it go.

Discontinuity hedges …2

1 She would speak
Through sound in the air;
And also through time.
She was a light
Among two others of her kind,
When I, burrow-headed,
Burrowed from above her.
Or, we were both below the other.
She made me to cipher
A dead language, and to know it.
She made me a poet.
“If you are primitive bards,
Study some, before you begin.
Find instructors initiated
To tongue the heavy secrets in …”

2 Arranged from the script of the Ben Rivers film Look Then Below, 2019 (wr. Mark von Schlegell)

Starship 19: Apokolypse of the praktikal moment - Cover Nora Schultz
  1. Whales Nora Schultz
  2. John Boskovich John Boskovich
  3. Anonymus Place Nong Shoahua
  4. Plants and Fruits Rosa Aiello
  5. Freedom and control of others (including myself) Cornelia Herfurtner
  6. Art Crust of Spiritual Oasis in 5 chapters Jack Smith
  7. Talking with Elizabeth Ravn Julia Jung
  8. Entropic Delusional Culture Eric D. Clark
  9. How to tell a story? Francesca Drechsler
  10. A Visit from the Left Robert M. Ochshorn
  11. Lies don’t fact. On voices and fake news Mihaela Chiriac
  12. Unwirklichkeit und Wirklichkeit von sozialem Sadismus Stephan Janitzky
  13. things are scattered Max Schmidtlein
  14. Inferius Sorbilis Tinctura Elijah Burgher
  15. Looking like a human cat Stephanie Fezer, Vera Tollmann
  16. María Galindo Maria Galindo
  17. Introducing the parliament of bodies Paul B. Preciado
  18. Spukken trippen 2 Lars Bang Larsen
  19. Pieces and Masterpieces Jakob Kolding
  20. Still Lifes Vera Palme
  21. Nullerjahre Tenzing Barshee
  22. No Dandy, No Fun Hans-Christian Dany, Valérie Knoll
  23. Triplets Mark von Schlegell
  24. Kontaktlos ist nicht der Standard Ulla Rossek
  25. The Mythology of Modern Law David Bussel
  26. Another Fish Story Jay Chung
  27. A biographical interview with Huang Rui Ariane Müller, Huang Rui, Bei Dao, Mang Ke, Gu Cheng
  28. dp how many times Karl Holmqvist
  29. Save digital tech Mercedes Bunz
  30. Two dark patches Haytham El-Wardany
  31. Reflecting in Sizes Yuki Kimura
  32. Amazon Worker Cage Simon Denny
  33. La Escuela Nueva Florian Zeyfang, Lisa Schmidt-Colinet, Alexander Schmoeger
  34. I hope you keep in mind you and I are left behind Michèle Graf, Selina Grüter
  35. da ich nichts weiter tue als mich in mir umzutun Elisa R. Linn
  36. Basketcase part 1 Gerry Bibby
  37. A conversation between Daniel Herleth and Samuel Jeffery Daniel Herleth, Samuel Jeffery
  38. Dear Starship Julian Göthe
  39. The Boulders Amelie von Wulffen
  40. Other people's clothes Carter Frasier
  41. Damn Forest Mark van Yetter
  42. Imprint 19 Starship
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