Lines on Kandinsky's Composition 8
Vibrations in the soul, yes. Please note the discography
the metronome the phonographic I
& all the rattling death marches. In the villages the crimson swirling capes
& fanfare chromatic, misted moons.
Include mountains and melodic signatures. Must live ably within two bodies
(something like a faun?) How we marched through fog along the steppes
but is history a grid? If grid, define the lines via some auditory principle--
each colour has a vibration, an origin story in the earth. A thread of river &
a dynamited bridge—can we say this is a project of recovery?
Suppose I leave you wondering about the pink triangle. I refer you to the dawn's
tender ice melt, the duple key of F.
Carol Alexander's poetry appears in various anthologies including the ekphrastic 2017 Resurrection of a Sunflower (Pski's Porch Publishing), Broken Circles (Cave Moon Press), Through a Distant Lens (Write Wing Publishing) and Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Vol. 1.Her work can be found in numerous print and online journals such as Bluestem, Caesura, Canary, Chiron Review, The Common, Matter, Poetrybay, San Pedro River Review, Split Rock Review, The New Verse News, Soundings East and forthcoming in The High Window, Southern Humanities Review, J Journal and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook Bridal Veil Falls (Flutter Press). Habitat Lost, Alexander's first full-length collection of poems, is available from Cave Moon Press and Amazon (2017).
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