From Weathering And Undreamed Shores

A River
A Serpent

I have been here
since aeons
whirling between times
effervescent between shores

I remember the ancient dragonfly
on my current
it observed me
and perceived me as the prisms of colour that I am

I remember when nature formed itself
between frozen times
the only noise
electric chimes between the greens

I remember your kind
which settled here before
countless times
Times you don’t even remember
Times you simply accept
them as vanished
There is curiosity
Interest in our own past
Times when the temperature rose and fell
when ice and water moved and shaped the continent
shifting Shores and Places
first Tribes and then eventually Empires

Back then I enjoyed you
Found you bemusing
and when you took on a shape that seemed to last
I came to test you
The column
and the bell
It seemed an invitation
I could not resist

He made it seem as if
he could see like the dragonflies
and hear the electric chimes
He made it seem as if
you cared
for more then your kind
but for everything!
Many people came and went
but it appeared as if he could
speak for many

And you passed
the test
when passing judgment beyond the perception of
your species
So I giftet a part of myself
a stone
moulded in the depth beneath my bed
pressure and heat
shaped when tossed and whirled in my current
an irresistible force
a gem
for you to fuel your future
It seemed he understood the present I gave you
leaving me to think
that you would tune in
and collude with me

Thesis Project
Anna Oexle
Severin Bärenbold, Arno Brandlhuber, Olaf Grawert, Pan Hu, Roberta Jurčić, Jolene Lee, Meghan Rolvien
Ludwig Engel
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