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Vernissage – grand opening of an art exhibition; attended, much too often, by fleeting crowds not nearly as attracted by the artworks exhibited as by the spotlights on the event… and on their presence.
(Illustration: Paper-cut © by Peter Callesen)
Vernissage (with moths)
Futilities, vaguely scattered upon the page in winds of dispersal.
They hardly scratch the surface, with minute flights
between a fly’s alacrity around some tasty colour
and a moth’s disorientation, in dashes of dust on canvas
of spotlights opening an exhibition of glitz…
Then, they turn the page
and fall off the wind, in gasps of awe;
and dash on to the next exhibition, with alacritous specks
that are, overall, similar to the previous, except, perhaps, in colour.
… But this intimate and diversely winged success in the expression on the artist’s face
- as he considers the page, amidst the echoes of the vernissage, vaguely scattered
in the dust of the removal of the canvases.
-- © 2008 Alexandra* ~ OneLight*®
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|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|You make some very good points in your verses here Alexandra. Thank you for sharing your gifts. Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|Yes, Alexandra, I think you capture this most delicately and beautifully. It is with regret that I deem this to be nearly always true. I find myself that I quickly get to saturation point with art exhibitions and am unable to do each exhibit justice. If possible, it is so much better just to take one artist's work at a time, or one room. All too often, I feel that I have come away with the dust of beautiful moths on my fingertips and with their fluttering of wings in my mind. I long to set them free... It is "getting the point" of each piece that perhaps liberates them - yet we scarcely give them a moment's true notice to breathe. Love the soul in this write. Were we all "flies on the wall", we might serve the gift of artists better. Love, Kate xx|
|Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
|A well expressed piece.
Sandie May :o)
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Breathtakingly beautiful ... don't worry, you wrote it, they will come. =] Well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.