A Thought Captured
inspired by Le Penseur by Auguste Rodin
captured the persona
of a thought that bubbles away
A Trip to Cythera
inspired by The Embarkation for Cythera by Jean-Antoine Watteau
Régence’s amorous revelry
celebrates love with a staff of cupids flying,
ink absorbed sensuousness,
an acid bathed statue of Venus within the knotty stump.
Diana splashed with vermillion in a glaze,
the anatomy of light in their passionate delicateness.
The party seem to be leaving rather than arriving,
at the foot of the hill the golden boat of wispy brushstrokes waits
with increasingly transparent sails, a hesitancy of moths wings,
a tryst glancing back fondly at the goddess’s sacred grove.
The hazy landscape is a puzzle-box
not giving anything up whether it is dawn or dusk.
Grant Tarbard is an editorial assistant for Three Drops From A Cauldron and a reviewer. His new collection Rosary of Ghosts (Indigo Dreams) will be released soon.