Using prose poetry, the following are examples from a series of fragmentary vignettes I am writing. The scenes relive psychological encounters with the landscape, often in the company of loved ones and companions. © 2020 Méadhbh O’Connor. All rights reserved.
‘The Physicist,’ presented here as part of the overall project alt space (~ 2023) revisits a conversation with a physicist friend and places it in a surreal landscape–a recollection that moves around memory and transforms to the imagined, juxtaposing analytic and poetic understanding. The poem makes subtle allusions to the mystery of quantum mechanics, and of the harnessing of these phenomena in modern technology. It comes from deeply personal experiences of the creativity that can spark from such conversations between artists and scientists.