Friday, October 9, 2015

The View
            for Dmitry Kozlov

A landscape
without views from windows or curtains.
Boulders are boisterous, shaped to spiral a climb.
And the hanging rock, a ragged edge for trembling.

Lucky the one who has closed urban doors,
who rises, stretching, to sit at a table
with coffee, sweet with sugar.

Lucky the one who sets out for purple trails,
a backpack thumping behind
fitting the shape of the wearer.

A song perhaps comes with a day's trudging,
words in the deepest brevity
as the sun warms, as energy wanes.

What of other views, unknown, unseen?
– a world shaping treachery at every turn.
Are we prepared for the hardest climb?

This ekphrastic poem is written in response to Dmitry Koslov's painting. Dmitry is an art student at Applecross Senior High School and the work, of course, along with many other artists/ poets will be published in an anthology. This is all due to the hard work of English teacher, Veronica Lake.


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Helen Hagemann, MBA(Wrtg) ECowan. Her first literary collection, Evangelyne & other poems, was published by the Australian Poetry Centre in their New Poets Series 2009. 'of Arc & Shadow' is her second full collection published by Sunline Press. She has two e-books, The Joyous Lake & Par écrit: poetry of the feminine @​​docs/joyous_lake/

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