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Poem Of The Peacock

Immortal and divine
Full of eyes
And trailing glinting
Emeralds in her hair
Loosely shifting sands
Beneath a fan of wings
Oh, Beauty light as
A feather, whose shining,
Gold skin beneath a sweep
Of thick hair shudders
Happily near the ocean spray
.Provoked and glorious
When the luminaries
Pause to peer
At the slowly cycling lava
The animal’s shoulders
Spinning or/if music
Lifted up and out of itself
They have forgotten
Their duties
Temporary Gods
To the peacock,
Eternity is as the air
To breathe .All-seeing
.Yesteryear saw everything:
today can be hindsight
today can be reconciliation
today can be gatherings
beneath the skies
inside the white walls
of the wooden structures
only beloved waiting…
all of them waiting…
names piled upon
fingernails, cosmic dust,
life brushed from shoulders
.Tell me why, cries
Night into day
,The Reasons for beauty
Eloquent and forked
Threatening perfection
With too much thought?
.Laughter is the best medicine
Laughter and the curves
Of welcome
The plateaus
& Mesas of her body
Followed eagerly
By the eyes, or the fingers,
Blind to infinity
.Omnipresent
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STANLEY GEMMELL
10/21/2014

Soo Sunny Park (b. Seoul, Korea) - Unwoven Light at Rice University’s Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Composed of 37 individual sculptural units, the installation uses iridescent plexi-glass embedded in pieces of a chain link fence. 

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