Ghost Organ

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello

Gretta Louw

Ghost Organ is a single channel video artwork by multimedia artist Gretta Louw based on the Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello poem of the same title. “Ghost Organ” was previously published in Moledro Magazine (Issue 4, Dec 2016).

Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello x Gretta Louw

Ghost Organ

These are your ribs that have built this city,
your hands which have sewn your own flag.

But let me be the prophet of your body,
let me dig my hands into its dark shell.

I will call forth new storms from your bones
to baptize this ghostly membrane of heart.

Let this be our common earth, an engine
that thrums a fuller anthem in your veins,

that this time will not be rejected,
re-sown from my body to yours.