Nicole Peyrafitte: Poems and Poetics from “Bi-Valve”

[Nicole Peyrafitte’s move from the French Pyrenees to the United States came in 1987, and from California to New York in the 1990s. She has emerged in the new millennium as a multifaceted collagist, painter, singer & multi-media performer, and in her newest incarnation as a poet/verbal artist who moves readily between two worlds & languages. The following, then, is in recognition of my own witnessing to that career & life & to the energies behind it. (J.R.)] 

VULVIC SPACE/KNOWLEDGE
to Carolee Scheemann

Vulvic space is a homeomorphic topology. A transformable conceptual space that enhances the exchanges with the self &/or the other(s). A non-judgmental space where essential and non essential ideas can be examined, dissected, juxtaposed, transformed, modulated etc.

From vulvic space — also called the geomatrix — emanates and flows the vulvic knowledge, the function of which always corresponds immanently with one or several geomatrixes. The connecting function operates in a constant and multi-directional motion. This being said, the distinctiveness of the function in question favors expansive rather than extensive motions.

The acquisition of vulvic knowledge is immanent. It clarifies and confuses certainties, favors the investigation of partially known states, & develops the flow between the visual & the sensual. Conceptualization followed by incarnation of space & vulvic knowledge transforms & intensifies the perception of the here & now.


08/27/2011
VULVICTOPOLOGY

Lewin’s equation:
“B=ƒ(P,E)
Behavior
is a ƒunction
of the Person
and his or her Environment”

without limits
as far as the eye cannot see
action-research

relearn how to look
get rid of goal knowledge
perceive the invisible

face to face
non directives anophtalmic dialogues
I speak cunnilingus

I restore &
I eucharist myself

January 2010
GOLDEN EVASION

Touched / charged
pas semblant / not fake
sans canoe
day old sun-rays
filter melancholy
bras dessous-dessus
linked fate in
sewage stench

If I pay attention
it is simple
elemental secular & séculaire
I watch the tide the sunset
& sometimes the sunrise
I listen to the wind the waves
the seagulls the cars the boats the buses
I feel the salty water and
I am dying to swim

after all I am a resistant
multilingual migratory bivalve
with eyes lens retina
& weather we look at it alone or together
it is one sight at a time
it is one sight at a time
one sight at a time

I cannot always see shapes
but as a singing scallop
I detect motion & light
&
I vulva clap the light
I vulva clap the light
I vulva clap the light



May 2010
RECEIVING

This is about receiving
the gift of the sweet air
facing majestic views

this is about receiving
the warmth of the stone
the softness of the grass

this is about receiving
the snake shaped wind
swiftly rushing through
my deep dark purple red wrinkled vulva

Une limace noire sur
mon chemin de joie sans foi ni croix
one more time: secular et séculaire
emportez moi
ne m'enfouissez pas
je suis mère toutes ma/querelle
toutes poissons puants
even Mary had bad breath
& a milkless breast

This is about receiving
the gift of the sweet air
facing majestic views

this is about receiving
the warmth of the stone
the softness of the grass

this is about receiving
the snake shaped wind
swiftly rushing through
my deep dark purple red wrinkled vulva