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The role of Stone is that of Ice
But seeks a slower sun.
To Synapse, stealth Invisible,
Concision to the Bone.
The praying hands of branches bared
By Wind, this season’s Star,
Implore — insensate, arrogant —
As snowflakes formed in Fire.
Above the Church a fist of smoke
Diminishes the Blooms
Within that Park where Prayers revolve
On a Carousel of tombs.

 Joaquim Vancells, “February” @ Lines and Colors Catalonian painter Joaquim Vancells invites us into a quiet forest landscape in the heart of winter. I like the way the details of sticks, leaves and undergrowth ground us in the environment, while the meandering path in center invites us farther into the misty depths of the woodland.


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  • AesopFan February 8, 2019, 8:41 AM

    Beautiful. Thank you.

  • David Spence February 8, 2019, 1:49 PM
  • ghostsniper February 9, 2019, 1:58 PM

    THAT’S art.

  • Snakepit Kansas February 10, 2019, 4:33 PM

    Those woods look bucky.