Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman

Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

Language: English

Pages: 320

ISBN: 0099116316

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materialisation: she had been combing her hair in the dressing mirror when a girl appeared, whose anguish was glimpsed before she vanished - condemned to wait beyond the grave for her sweetheart, hung by Judge Jeffreys in the 'bloody assize' at Taunton. Man hath still either toyes, or care, He hath no root, nor to one place is ty'd, But ever restless and irregular About this earth do run and ride. He knows he hath a home, but scarce knows where; He sayes it is so far That he hath quite forgot how

wiped the sleep from his eyes and declared a miracle: the slightest movement had returned to his face, he can twitch a smile. He looks composed, says it takes enormous concentration. A fortnight after the stroke he's in control. At midday I left for Dungeness with Julian to water the garden. As I turned on the hose Julian said there was a £400 fine or two months im- 100 JUNE prisonment. Fuck it! I thought, my flowers also have a right to live. Jon says the weather is 'chemical'. Saturday 24

wiped the sleep from his eyes and declared a miracle: the slightest movement had returned to his face, he can twitch a smile. He looks composed, says it takes enormous concentration. A fortnight after the stroke he's in control. At midday I left for Dungeness with Julian to water the garden. As I turned on the hose Julian said there was a £400 fine or two months im- 100 JUNE prisonment. Fuck it! I thought, my flowers also have a right to live. Jon says the weather is 'chemical'. Saturday 24

baby are now setting up a costume department in my bedroom. Wednesday 27 The two days have passed in a delirium. The violation of the house, the chaos and extreme fatigue leave me lurching backwards and forwards. I feel as tangled as the sheets which move through the hurricane of my dreams. Thursday 28 By eight this morning the house was cleared of the last of the camera equipment. I walked dazed through the debris, before I called up a second wind and, armed with buckets of hot water, soda

stepped on a large grass snake writhing at my feet — it opened its mouth in agony. The car had run over it. An ill omen. We hadn't seen it — the snake of wisdom who brought the knowledge of good and evil, man's best friend, serpent of memory, great figure of eight, lying with its back broken and its mouth open, crying in silence. 157 MODERN NATURE We talked of Duncan Campbell's attack on the people involved in THT, Positively Healthy and alternative therapy. 1 liked him very much when I met

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