Thursday, June 3, 2010

Father Watches


(*imagined while gazing at Mary Cassatt's "Child with Red Hat")
























the rosebud lips
he says   match them
and thus the hat!

is not her head askew
turned right
her body    straining
to stay straight?

her rosy nose    cheeks
follow those
deep lagoons    those eyes:

she does not look
at Father.


*Ekphrasis is relating one art medium to another...A descriptive work of prose or poetry, a film or even a photograph may... enhance the original art and so take on a life of its own.

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