Pictures To Live In
Will they ever step from the frames?
Here’s thresholds of landscapes.
Here’s seraphim in a Cezanne jug.
Here’s a Magi’s concealed vision
On the verge of pushing through—–
By day, by night,
In museums, in work studios, above
Restaurant diners even, the offerings
Play croquet & wait to live within
Pictured as cells of pure life…
Sculpted so, & yet malleable, the seen
But now unseen carry on like Munch’s scream
Or figures so abstract that space is a dialogue
Jostling synapses to jump
All derelict moments—–
That flash of shadow haunting the outline
A resident of NY, Stephen Mead is a published artist, writer, maker of short-collage films and sound-collage downloads. If you are at all interested and get the time, Google “Stephen Mead Art” or “Stephen Mead, Writer” for links to his multi-media work. Thank you.
DL Polonsky is a Boston area artist, writer, and filmmaker. His caricatures have appeared in The Boston Herald and His written work includes the children’s book The Letter Bandits from T.B.W. Books.