Looking for the Sublime

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(From Fiordland & Otago Peninsula.
New Zealand
. May 2010)

With white howls of winter witches
Riding clouds,
Gossiping frost,
Dressing in silver night’s fiords,
Laughing high pitch of crystal slivers,
Devouring mountains,
Swallowing swamps,
Gurgling long rivers,
Licking Lake sobs,
It floods inside of me.

With an early morning snow
Up on the Alps Peaks,
Just at the top,
Narrows the wet paths,
Alienates my lofty flakes
Frightened by the altitude
Of an enchanting climb;
With the vertigo of its cliffs
Winding up my waving flings,
It overwhelms my sighs.

With green trunks and turquoise streams,
All splendour over the Rainbow Reach,
Among hanging lichens curtains,
On a waterfall moss mattress,
With a bushy bog as pillow
And a spider web sheet fellow,
It warms me up into its fresh breathe.

With its Robins’ and Fantails’ flirting,
With sand flies and honey bees
Buzzing my reason rejections,
It comes deeply into my inlets,
Invents private ecosystems
Where we feed each other needs,
From where we fall into our abyss
And let ourselves flow and feel.

Once I came looking for it
But it was he who found me, indeed.

Ruth Sancho Huerga
Melbourne

Sancho Ruth

About Sancho Ruth

Ruth Sancho Huerga (Castellon de la Plana, Spain) studied English Philology at the University of Barcelona, Cultural and Social Anthropology in UNED (Castellon), Theatre Studies in Laboratorio de Teatro William Layton (Madrid) and Drama in Col.legi del Teatre (Barcelona). She is a poet, playwright and theatre director. She has worked on the stage for more than 20 years and has published and performed theatre and poetry in festivals in countries around the world such as Spain, England, U.S.A, Mexico, Colombia and Australia. She has also worked on Television and Film Industry.

Some of her works are "Azahares, Tribute to Miguel Hernandez" (Award "Cultural Cooperation Program 2010". Supported by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Consulate in Melbourne and National University of Australia) "El Libro del buen amor" (Theatre Award "Jose Maria Rodero", Madrid), "In Praise of Folly" (Adaptation of "Don Quixote", New York City), "Entre via y vi-a" (Award 'Jovenes Creadores', Valencia) "Vive la Fiesta" (Art Centre, Melbourne). In 2010 she finished her visual poetry collection titled “The Shadows of the Words." Her new Digital Interactive Poetry Project called "Trip-T(l)ics" (Award "Cultural Cooperation Program 2011"), supported by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Education, Australian National University, the European Studies Centre and RMIT University, is a collaboration with different artists and it will be launched in 2012. She is pursuing Masters in Digital Literature in IL3, University of Barcelona and Masters by Research in Creative Writing in R.M.I.T University, Melbourne, Australia (2012 Australian Endeavour Postgraduate Award).

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