Futures 2084

Reflections of the Cosmos

Reflections of the Cosmos

Author: Maite Giulia Sparano

“In 2084, a not too distant future, the Earth and the galaxy underwent important changes. It became weaker, there was no longer such a human population, it simply changed. One year before, in 2083, the Earth was the same as it is now, but on New Year’s Day, that is, December 31, 2083, something happened. That same day the sky had been strange but the humans didn’t give it any importance and continued with their daily lives. The sky was purple and dark blue, it seemed that it was going to rain lightning and that the sky was belonged to another galaxy. That same night there was a strong storm and lots of lightning. Something terrible happened. Meteorites began to fall from the sky and many humans died. Buildings collapsed and houses were destroyed. The next day after the tragedy, the humans became depressed. They realized that the world had changed and that it was forever, it was never going to revert. Since that day the sky remained like that, silent, chilling, cold. Months later it was discovered that the sky was like this because a galaxy exploded and all the feelings of the people who lived there were transmitted in a massive wave of violet and blue, which the sky finally absorbed. It could be said that humans absorbed those emotions and changed forever and ever.” Maite Giulia Sparano


Visual Poetry received for the International Call for Visual Poetry 2084 Imagined Futures (2023), whose slogan was: “Imagine and send us your visual poetry creations from the future to our present. The time has come to occupy the future and allow your artistic vision to shape the world to come. Together we can transform dreams into reality.”
The call was organized by Aura Poesía Visual (http://aurapoesiavisual.blogspot.com/?m=0). We thank Ana Verónica Suárez and OmarOmar.

Visual poetry is a form of experimental artistic expression that combines visual and verbal elements to transmit a message with the image predominating over the verbal. Unlike traditional poetry, words can appear superimposed, deformed or combined with images and graphic elements (typefaces, photographs, illustrations, etc.) to create a poetic experience that transcends written language and its literal meaning.

Note: given that some of the visual poems have been delivered without a title, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a possible title with the intention of equaling them to others, simultaneously helping to distinguish them.

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