Explored as an ekphrasis in conversation with Fairfield University Museum of Art’s recent exhibition, this poem stretches itself between James Reed’s haunting lithographs and my own interest in the crow/raven’s arcing flight across world mythology.
One of my pieces, “Separation”, was recently picked up by the good folks at LitroNY for their #StorySunday series. It’s the story of a husband and father who finds himself clinging to old traditions in the face of his new reality.
Heat and light encircle
the sun in rays and waves
unseen to human eye
by an eclipse. So strange
the dark allows a glimpse
of what was always there.
The last of the series; part of Ekphrasis VIII for the Fairfield University MFA Program, this poem was inspired by Auguste Rodin’s sculpture of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
A second year of ekphrasis through Fairfield University MFA. Inspired by the ninth level of Dante’s Inferno, as referenced by Auguste Rudin’s sculpture of Head of a Shade with Two Hands.
A second piece written for the Ekphrasis VII event as part of the Fairfield University MFA Program. This one was based on the legend of Folly and Love.
One of two poems written for Ekphrasis VII for the Fairfield University MFA Program. This one was based on the legend of Apollo and Marsyas.
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