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NaPoWriMo Day 24 – Paris Sleeps

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Paris sleeps. A giant silence
climbs down to occupy every crack
between tile and brick. Cats and birds
are quiet. I keep watch.

August without claxon. I survive
alone, maybe. I hold in my arms
like Sainte Geneviève my city
peeking out of the cape, in a corner of the painting.

[Original Italian by Maria Luisa Spaziani, ‘Parigi dorme’.]

NaPoWriMo Day 13 – Canvas

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Stepping back, brush in hand.

flurry of yellow in the corner
possibility of light
jagged edges of green brown
soil lower brim
softer greyscale diffused
towards upper limit

slashed the white field

stroke with black linings
visible spectrum expanding
reaching sidelines overflowing
shapes regular irregular
familiar scatterings
pigment splashed

turning background forward
perspective shifting
aligning abstract signs
concrete graphics immaterial
uncertain representation

Stepping back, brush on canvas.