Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Cold Days

Yes, if I were an artist,
I would paint you

exactly like that,
with snow in your hair.

And the poor statue
tried to answer, but could not.

From Songs and Letters, originally published December 23, 2008.


Also added to Songs and Letters: “Snowflakes.”
Forum: The frizz is in.

Another added to the Annandale Dream Gazette (part of Dec. 23 entry).


Joseph Hutchison said...

Wow! (How's that for an intelligent comment?) It brings to mind, for some reason, George Seferis:

In the Museum Garden

Chairs empty
Statues returned
To the other museum.

—tr. Rex Warner

But instead of satire you bring forward the tragic aspect of Eros and of art. Quite beautiful....

S_Allen said...

Short but so full of powerful images.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks very much, Joe and Scott. I saw a strange thing yesterday: rain. And that led to a second poem.