Today’s quote is brought to you by one of my artistic and literary heroes, the incredible Yukio Mishima.
Here’s an excerpt from his film, Patriotism (The Criterion Collection) (or, the Rite of Love and Death).
It’s his only film, but it’s a wonderful painting worthy in its own right as cinematic and expressive. This scene is not for the faint of heart; it showcases seppuku (ritual suicide), which is how Mishimia would later end his life after a failed attempt at overthrowing the Japanese government.
I could go on and on. I won’t. Instead, read this wonderful essay on the film by Tony Rayns, Patriotism: The Word Made Flesh. What a title!
If you’re interested, I recommend reading some of Mishima’s varied works. He wrote one of my favorites, Sun and Steel. His well-known works include The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, The Sound of Waves, Spring Snow: The Sea of Fertility, 1, and The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea.
“Perfect purity is possible if you turn your life into a line of poetry written with a splash of blood.”
Poem A Day
the Typewriter Poetry edition
All of April, we’re sharing Typewriter Poetry made by poets around the world for National Poetry Month. If you’d like to be featured, submit your typewritten poem-a-day by tagging #typewriterpoetry & @typewriterpoetry on Instagram.
Day 14, Poem 14
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National Poetry Month Writing Quotes
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For 2016’s #NationalPoetryMonth, I’m fundraising on behalf of Tupelo Press, a small literary publisher. Tupelo’s 30/30 Project is an all-year monthly round of writing a poem a day. Check out their website. You can read the collection of poetry I volunteered to write for the Tupelo Press 30/30 Project. I also encourage you to donate in my name to Tupelo Press. 100% of proceeds go to their literary press, it’s tax-deductible, and you’ll be a patron of the arts!
Enjoying the work I’ve been steadily producing for National Poetry Month? It’s for my upcoming art book, suck myself out the heart i give it back. You can watch my artistic process unfold at blog.billimarie.com.