This poem explores the different ways of seeing implicit to various forms of modernist (and 19th century) art. The many dimensions of love are also explored as a meditation on the liberation it sometimes brings.
Go to 'The First Hint of a Realist Sun' Format: JPEG. Copyright Ian Irvine, 2006, all rights reserved.
Note: this poem was recently published by the Australian literary journal Woorilla.
The photo above is of an ancient statute of 'Eros' ,Greek God of love/eroticism, exhibited at the Ashmoleum Museum Oxford. Photograph/copyright Ian Irvine, 2007, all rights reserved.