In Un' Altra Vita
In another lifetime, I loved you once -
in a sparkling nebula of promises
where my dreams revolved in orbit
around the superheated sun of you,
and I was but a dimmer moon,
a pale reflection
of your brighter light.
It was you who made me shine
with a joy that made me radiant.
But the strong gravity of loving you
has pulled me out of orbit now
and I am melting Icarus.
In another lifetime, I loved you once
on an endless emerald sea of hopes,
the tall sails of my ship burnished to bronze
in the blazing glow of our love's sunset.
This love that once set forth so gallantly
has foundered on the rocks of time;
those islands of once happy memories
are now completely circumscribed by loss.
I have a passion for the landscape of Western New York and for the sea that I am unable to express completely in my poetry alone. Now, I have converted both those loves into digital paintings in an impressionist style that express what I see with the heart more than with the eye. I added to that the metaphor of the spiritual journey in my Sea Stories paintings - a visual metaphor for our personal quest for character, courage and truth. Contemporary, yet timeless, my digital paintings are modern realism but with homage to the classic works. In addition to my current art work, I have two self-published volumes of poetry, "Songs of the Heart's Longing" from Blurb publishing and "Ecclesiastes for Sixty: Seasons in Solitude" from Xlibris. Both...
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