ecopoetics 2 – fall 2002
PREFACE TO FIELD GUIDE TO FERAL ORNAMENTS
Roger Farr, Aaron Vidaver, Scott Ward
At first reading – nothing. Or – just writing at the ragged edge of sense.
At second reading – something in the language. Wondering where the boundary is, when you cross the line into incomprehensibility, or is it a new natural.
Searching, finding Woodsquat, a form of occupation, in a long line of occupations. Response, peculiar new reverberations in the text.
The Woodward Squat unfolded afterwards – 14 September through 14 December 2002.
So, a premonition?
An untold tenderness toward feral ornaments arises.
What is the name of the elusive flower that got from around this once populated place? Now I’m trespassing in an enclosure: punctuated equilibrium in a grafted fixity.