Monday, January 7, 2019

Kourtney Rabinowitz's "Momentary Peace" after Lewis deSoto

The Lewis deSoto sculpture, Paranirvana, photographed along with other pieces in the BLOW UP exhibit at Hickory Museum of Art. 

by Kourtney Rabinowitz
after Paranirvana by Lewis deSoto

I lie in repose
As the arms and legs
Of our modern world’s soldiers
March by, convinced if they don't,
The cogs of progress will freeze in place

I live in repose
As greed’s roots
Take hold in the corners of the sphere
And the curves of our hearts
Spiraling into the composted remains
Of its ultimate reward

I lie in repose as
The moving pictures of my mind
Rubble where walls once stood
Flowers where the discards of existence abided
Outstretched hands where fists once thrusted

I awake
And hope it was not just a dream

Betty O'Hearn's "Homes of Crayons" after Diane Podolsky

Art of Poetry Catawba Valley's Patricia Deaton reads the poem by Betty O'Hearn at the tour of Alexander County Library on July 1...