Mediterranean Nocturne: Warm Horizon at Dawn 1999
after Stephen Hannock
"What you hear is not my voice"
sonically enhanced as it
travels the wide spread
palms of water, blue-
blackened in the distance
near dawn; signal fires
appear at the base of
water spouts, the tide
slackens, the air still
as withheld breath
Editor's note: Alan Catlin's poem was inspired by the work of artist Stephen Hannock, whose stunning landscape paintings can be viewed at http://www.stephenhannock.info.
Alan Catlin has been publishing for parts of five decades in little, minuscule, not so little, literary and university publications from the Wisconsin Review to Tray Full of Lab Rats, to Wordsworth’s Socks and The Literary Review among many others. His chapbook, Blue Velvet, won the Slipstream Chapbook Contest in 2017. He is the poetry and review editor of Misfitmagazine.net, an online poetry journal.
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