Monday, April 23, 2018

"Winter Glimmerings" by Alessio Zanelli

Winter Glimmerings
"Hoarfrost" Watercolor on Paper
By J. Artemus Gordon
Alessio Zanelli

The stare of stars is leaking round
the brim of cloud-depicted lakes
on high. Appeased and hoarfrost-bound
the land returns more than it takes.

Along unmanned embankments cloaked
in mist, far-reaching limbs of air
contain the chill in which they’re soaked,
allowing vanguards to prepare.

Poet’s Notes:  All of a sudden, for once at the proper moment, autumn passes quickly into winter. Every now and then, I like to write short, formal poems. This one is made of two quatrains of iambic tetrameters inspired by elementary observations of nature, in particular of the surrounding landscape and the weather. 

Artist's Note: Depicting frost is not an easy task, but luckily watercolor is the most well equipped for this. I used salt in this piece to help create an organic "crystalline" effect.

As a side note: If anyone was wondering, yes, I changed my signature. I believe I am finally happy with this one, and it shouldn't change again.

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