Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Nocturne: Blue and Silver
I started teaching a class in ekphrasis this morning, too, and it's fun to be both learning & teaching--exercising muscles, joints, and brain, encouraging full range of motion in all ways.
Came home to find A Wicked Apple, by Susan Slaviero, in my mailbox, and the chapbook sale is still going on at Hyacinth Girl Press, if you want to get 2 for $9! My very-forthcoming Nocturnes is one of the options.
Here's one of the "night songs" from it:
--James McNeill Whistler, Nocturne—Blue and Silver: CremorneLights (1872)
No one noticed my shy shift to joy
as the lights came on in the bay.
The water reeds were characters
of an ineffable alphabet.
I switched from show tunes to Chopin,
floating on the blues.
I wrote my last testament,
left my estate to nuthatch and finch.