One Canvas, Two Perspectives
Music flows through his veins
out his hands and feet,
no surprise his eyes reveal
a young girl playing piano
long hair cascading down her back
thin arms under a light blue kimono
tiny fingers plunk unseen ivories,
he can almost taste the percussive
melody as it swirls around her.
For me, a different type of harmony
escapes the composed canvas
a symphony of colours and folds,
my fingers itch to shear shapes
feed thread through needle’s eye
appliqué complimentary cut-outs
in proper pleasing proportion,
then sandwich the puffy batting
between patchwork and backing.
Come, crawl under my charming
blue and beige masterpiece.
Elaine Sorrentino hosts a monthly poetry circle at Duxbury Public Library in Massachusetts. She has been writing ekphrastic poetry for four years now, and was delighted when her fellow poets tried their hand at ekphrastic poetry this past April as part of a Painters & Poets exhibit in the Duxbury Art Complex Museum. They are hooked! In addition to The Ekphrastic Review, Elaine's poetry has been published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Sparks of Calliope, Gyroscope Review, and Etched Onyx Magazine.
The Ekphrastic Review
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