Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Carly Schwartz's "Kites" after Owen-Murakami and Van Ameyden


Carly Schwartz shares her poem inspired by the Kites installation of Michigan artists, Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vickie Van Ameyden on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC. It was the first foray of the newly formed Art of Poetry Catawba Valley. 15 poets participated in the event.  Subscribe and stay posted for our next tour melding poetry with art.

KITES
by Carly Schwartz
after Ginger Owen-Murakami and Vickie Van Ameyden

Gentle entanglements of
delicately strewn
spider-like string
respites on a smooth
reflective surface

Spectral shadows revealed
cast by translucent kites
strung with chaotic care

Captured snapshots suspended
between ceiling and floor
between white and black
between life and death

Each silken strand
connecting lives connecting 
generations of memories
held onto by a singular child
whose entity is absent

Pronounced by her little
pristine white dress 
delicately stitched 
by loving hands
whereupon
dreams were dashed 

A youthful departure
preordained to endure
among ephemeral
moments where
Her kite soars

Many thanks to Lindsay Barrick and the Caldwell Arts Council for hosting us. Thankful for all who came!

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