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Lost love letters
from former London
litter a funereal
paper constellation

As landfill martyrs
burnt and buried
like Thames bridges
left in the undertow:

Dragged substrata
in pressure mines
of war and famine
before the Ministry

Inkwell crematoria
kingdoms of rust.
In Bbrother we trust,
adrift on Airstrip1.
Updated: 18/01/2010 @ 08:35
Project2010: 027 of 375 (January 17th)



This is obviously influenced by, and frequently references, 1984. Additionally, it mentions my own A Letter from Former London creation so becomes an accompanying document by association. Nightmares and a broken body clock complete the motley triad of genesis.

The title comes from the contraptions in the book whereupon party members would deposit any documentation that was deemed illegal or inconvenient. Neatly, it also can be associated with Alice in Wonderland's rabbit hole.

The piece itself is deliberately fragmented to fit in with the concept of furtively conceiving thoughtcrime, however it's hard to tell whether it's had too much of a detrimental effect on the literary aesthetic. Comments would be appreciated on this (or any other) regard.
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Wooooonderful!!:clap:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly.
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent
reality a part of collective memories manipulated by the thought ministry
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:iconarctoa:
arctoa Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Thank-you kindly, I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
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corvidophiliac Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
"...In bbrother we..."

Tthat's a ffine sstutter you hhave there, ffriend.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Pfft.

A hyphen or slash is required, then? I was trying to avoid upper case.
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corvidophiliac Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
hahah. I see you've already decided on uppercasing it, but I think a hyphen would work (maybe better?). Unless, of course, you didn't like the look of it.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Photographer
I wasn't sure that it looked right, so I compromised. It's probably an element that will switch around over time.
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LucidGypsy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconclapplz:
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Heh, thank-you.
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