Jayjay Zifanwe says:
I did promise SaveMe I would confirm it… so… ummm… here is the confirmation
Here the speech that I gave when Jayjay handed me over the award:
When I was thinking over my entry for the month September I first thought of entering a nine-level work based upon the nine circles of art described in the Art, the first part of my poem, the Art Comedy. The nine circles of the Art are located within earth and are separated into three parts, representing three types of art; self-indulgent art (the first five circles), violent art (circles six and seven) and malicious art (circles eight and nine).
When I would have entered the work the journey would starts off in the dark woods of art, where we first meet SaveMe Oh (ME!!!) the poet, who will guide us in our travels to the world and through the nine circles of art. Grey art, threatening seeming forest consists of barren trees, with suffering faces as an integral part of their trunks. On our journey, we will continue seeing SaveMe, not only as a guide, but also a teleport, transporting us through the nine circles of art. We eventually enter through the Gate of Art, noting the inscription “abandon all art” above the gate. The entrance is large and dark, lending a sense of doom.
The first circle, SaveMe’s Limbo, is a region on the edge of art and it is meant for those who did not accept Cheesus, in some sense it is a lesser form of OH Heaven. The OH castle with the seven gates, representing seven virgins, is large and dark. We enter from a bridge and then find ourselves standing in a yard, with a grass ground, in front of groups of white, translucent figures sitting on the grass in the dark; these are some of the great thinkers, wise woman, scientists, poets and philosophers. Entering the castle, we first come across SaveMe and Oh. As we continue, climbing winding stairs, we see other white, translucent figures, there is even a child in a closet at the bottom of the staircase.
The second circle, SaveMe’s Lust, contains those led astray by lust; these are the first ones truly punished in art. We find ourselves standing in a barren, moonlike landscape, on the edge of a large, deep hole, out of which a reddish, translucent whirlwind of faces appear. These faces seem to be in great agony and distress. Here we witness the conflict of art and lust and the tension between attraction and desire.
The third circle, SaveMe’s Gluttony, is a space for those involved with self-indulgence art and art addiction. This is a gloomy place where arty people lie scattered in a brownish area containing vile slush and mud produced by a never-ending muddy rain. There is a sense of doom and darkness hovering over these artists suffering in their own misery.
The fourth circle, SaveMe’s Greed, contains two groups of those plagued by over-art consumption; those who art hoard and those who waste art. We witness a struggle here; artists pushing large, heavy balls in a barren, grey landscape. They seem to be going nowhere, yet appear to be investing an enormous amount of effort. There is no UWA winner and it never ends. This is a place where artists punish and insult each other, but without effect. This group is ultimately the most offensive to the spirit of art.
The fifth circle, SaveMe’s Anger, is represented by those who can no longer find joy in art; those who express anger (wrath) and those who repress it (sullenness). We find here groups of deadly pale artists covered in blood, biting off each others’ flesh, clearly in agony and struggling. They are situated in the SaveMian marsh, in the swamp-like water of the river Oh. There is a sense of intense frustration.
The sixth circle, SaveMe Heresy, is a location where violent and malicious art sins are punished. We find at the entrance to the ironclad walls of the city this three blood covered figures with threatening heads; these are the three art furry’s. Once we pass them, we are inside the city, surrounded by artists trapped in flaming tombs. We can see here Flora, extending and towering out of her tomb and Newbab, who only lifts his head above the edge of his tomb.
The seventh circle, SaveMe’s Violence, consists of three rings; outer, middle and inner. The outer ring represents violence against artists by simowners; those staying there are punished, resulting in a river of blood. This ring is guarded by the violent Burners, men from the waist up with and down big assholes. The middle ring holds violence against self; these artists are living in a horrid forest. Josinies, foul creatures with the head of a woman and body of a packet of Color Washing Powder, are perched in suicide trees. The inner ring symbolizes violence against Cheesus; those situated there find themselves on barren sand ignited by sparks of fire.
The eight circle, SaveMe’s Fraud, can be reached only by descending a vast cliff on the back of Janick, a winged monster with mixed human, bestial and communist nature. Those guilty of deliberate evil art are located in Piratia (evil pockets), which in turn is divided into ten Piraties, or ditches of stone, with bridges spanning the ditches. The ten Piraties contain seducers, flatterers, those committing simony, false artists, corrupt artists, hypocrites, art thieves, fraudulent artists, sowers of discord and various kinds of art falsifiers.
The ninth circle, SaveMe Treachery, contain those artists who have committed acts which involve betraying some kind of special relationship. We see these traitors being frozen in a green-blue, or teal, colored lake of ice known as Carptus. Ice spikes surround them. In the very centre of Art, condemned for committing the ultimate sin, personal treachery against Cheesus, is Linden. Linden presents with three faces (black, red and yellow), a large imposing figure, beating his six wings; this act is ultimately what causes the river Carptus to freeze.
But when thinking it over very well I decided that this pompous, pretentious prim wasting idea was better replaced by a clean non-entry in the month September for which I won that fantastic UWA prize.
I want to thank Jayjay for his wisdom, my daddy Cupido for making me and Rose for being my future wife.