Potluck

 

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Four Poems


 

Water-Lilies by Claude Monet 

 

beyond the frame is 

a bird 

exploding so 

the pond is 

drenched 

 

in bird. that is 

drenched by 

the first Spring Phoenix 

 

fire feathers 

 

shivering on 

 

the pond surface 

wet fire feathers 

Spring Phoenix 

born from ash 

stolen from swollen 

fire grates and 

invocated in 

 

sweet lullaby by 

the Sunrise King 

 

whose coronation 

takes place in 

 

pond burnt crimson and 

pond stroked violet and 

 

in dawn dew and 

in dusk dew and 

 

Sunrise King sings 

feather glimmer onto 

the pond sings 

a mood of 

 

violence sings 

bird onto the pond.

 

 

 

Still Life with Plaster Cupid by Paul Cézanne 

 

framed in the tub yr 

deft frame spitting 

sexy droplets and 

 

draw me like yr French girls 

you said head in 

the bowl trying to tell 

 

blood from tomato and 

as you thrust a 

banana aloft in my 

 

face I thought here 

a spear trapped in fibre could 

 that be translated? whilst 

 

 you slipped back into the 

bath grasping 

overripe pears to 

 

shoot pears at the canvas pears 

rapidly growing then 

dismantled almost 

 

traceless but for 

brief percussion dialogue between 

canvas and pear then 

 

gone 

my paintbrush 

clamped in yr pearl drops 

 

 

Light House

 

Samuel Rowe is a student and poet from Brighton, UK, studying in New Orleans. He coedits the Killer Whale Journal.