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Burning Man 2011 Rites of Passage: 3:15am Experiment Poem & Photos

August 30, 2011

Tuesday August 30, 2011
3:15 Experiment
Black Rock City Nevada

When you’re awake &
you best to be asleep
you’re lying there
startled by a noise
or your own thoughts
the night itself is a
character in an unseemly play
it stretches & yawns

Out here at Black Rock City
the temptation is to
ignore the truth
the grainy bleary eyes
& go on another bike ride
to slake that thirst
with an adult beverage
or 2

But the truth is
everyone on playa is
going to be happier
if you persevere
tame the yawning beast
tell it you are at least
take a nice long nap

So say goodbye to the art car
& climb into bed
& concoct sleep
no dust storms
stars twinkling
in the endless sky

Written at 3:15am; posted while my son naps so we can go play on the playa tonight!!

Sculpture Exsuscitare Tralectus by Orion Fredericks; my iPhone photo…photo of new friend by permission.

Today’s schedule includes:

9-3 Playing with my kid & someone else’s kid (Artery)
1-4 Slip n slide (Duckpond 9 & Engagement)
3pm Playa info –3:15 poetry & wine (get & bring wine! fix burley)
2-6pm Henna Workshop (9 & Keyhole)
430-630 Blind french wine tasting (445 & Divorce)
5pm Lamplighters with Burning Scouts
5-7pm Burning Man iron ons (D & 7)
7-10pm Barbie Bistro wine tasting (Barbie Death Camp 330 & engagement))
8-10pm another wine tasting ( 3 & grad)
9pm pickle joint music

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  1. September 26, 2011 8:59 pm

    The sculpture is called “Exsuscitare Traiectus”, Latin for passage of awakening…

    And the performance aspect of this sculpture providing an swirling, elemental wormhole of fire and water, was ruined daily by people “hippy-hamster wheeling” the rings.

    Hope it was worth it….:P

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