Biography of Eli Spivakovsky
Poetry is a way for me to share my emotional memory. It is my seal, my stamp, my proof that I have been paying some attention in life. Some of my favourite poetic subjects include: Sound, Digital and Old Technology, Chrysanthemums and Cherry Blossoms, Dudaim, Japanese Royalty, Geishas and Maikos, Astronauts, Child Prodigies, Gypsies, Jews, Snow, Kabbalah, Deceptive Athletes, Chemistry, Memory and of course, Love.
I am inspired by mythology, symbology, mysticism such as Kabbalah, philosophy, angelology, literature, and film and any kind of creative thinking. As well as by my Grandfather, the pianist Jascha Spivakovsky and my Great Uncle, the violinist Tossy Spivakovsky. I also write short-stories, songs, do many kinds of visual art, and am the singer-songwriter and guitarist in the band Circa Aeon.
Recently, I was the first to note an over-looked cinematic allusion in Akira Kurosawa's masterpiece, 'Ran'.
I am also a perfume fanatic and my poem 'What if a Hummingbird could Emerge from a Cocoon' has been favourited by Fleurage Perfumes to inspire a new scent.
I was the convener for the Borders Books Poetry Readings sessions and have appeared in numerous festival line-ups including 'Next Wave', 'Kosher Culture' and 'Overload'. I have shared the stage as a feature poet with Pi-O, Ian McBride and the late Jacob Rosenberg.
I have previously been published in numerous blogs and have just self-published a collection of my work called 'Panacea'. I have also been published in 'Mad Hat' Journal, 'Edgar Allen Poet' Journal, 'Verandah' Journal, 'Hevria', 'Pause State', 'Dead Snakes', 'The Australian Jewish News - literary edition' and 'Sonic Boom' Journal.
You're welcome to share my poems as long as you give me author credit. I hope you will enjoy them and use them to make emotional memories for yourself as well.
Eli Spivakovsky's Works:
My book 'Panacea' is now available through Blurb.com or Amazon.com
Eli Spivakovsky Poems
Storm For A Storm
The snow freezes in the air The air itself doesn't freeze - that's called 'diamond dust' The snow actually stopped altogether mid-fall
Lushenko The World's Greatest Ice-Skater
Dudaim, they're Biblical: ‘Violets’ or ‘Mandrakes’.
Dry Ice Sublimation
Have you ever seen dry ice sublimation in close-up? The little crystals seem to prick their ears up, they stand on end. It's as if they can hear someone calling to them from very far away.
The panacea of our love delineated at the hour of its rising the sparks in our eyes turned to waterdrops and we swam to each other.
My Andalusian Spanish Horse Boy That Europe wants cast from places too wet and damp that actual humans can't inhabit
Your Pacific urges, crack through old technology marine-drenched cables and the international telephonic corridors
Listen, My Sweet
Listen, my sweet Better to stay still, stay inside the city limits.
Circling the mink coats below Orbiting the snow meadows Hammer, sickle, wet-nosed
And if we dropped into the sea A pearl would float to that point where all swimmers fail There were danger and bravery lurk
Our Optic Fibre
Your accent echoing filling the ocean of static submerged words cross-wired, crackling
Kaastuene - A Short Story Based On A Fou...
I found it in my bag, rolled up with a pink ribbon tied around it as if it were a gift. There, in my hotel room
Child prodigy, performed for royalty at the beginning of the century 1903 Considered the wunderkind
Corps Of Wet Doves
In the sun, the down on birds is luminous, In the daisyfields, parachutes capture the glow of summer like papillion nets breathing oxygen and light. Falling to earth, resuscitated by a strong breeze, they flutter in their whitest silk like
Storm For A Storm
The snow freezes in the air
The air itself doesn't freeze - that's called 'diamond dust'
The snow actually stopped altogether
suspended like a stalactite in the sky
Immediately afterwards the horses storm our cathedral:
a storm for a storm