t o u c h i n g
A M O R G A N S C R A P B O O K
How can I
What happens when we walk where / as others have, alongside their
ghosts, holding their fingers, tissue, palm
of how they sought, thought, fought
to touch, inside our own?…
What sort of gesture is a collage?
How do these gestures reveal Edwin Morgan’s touching of the world? What do they
What do they surface about the entanglements of sight and touch?
How do we touch in times of jeopardy?
Is it this: when I cut something out, do I see it more clearly?
Is the surface of a (scrap)book more tender than a screen?
How might the ways someone saw, caressed, composed
(with paper, cuttings, their hands, on their desk, in their lap)
bring us closer to their breath, their flesh,
What does it mean to have a ‘private life’? Or a private life.
Looking-longing-loving now and, then