Warren Falcon

(04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

Poem For Caravaggio - Contemplating 'The Conversion of St. Paul' At 4 a.m.


In the shorter light, the extended
night of cold and star-bright questions,
may you cast clumsy net forward into
what it all might mean to fretted you,
to me, stretched canvas, though I will
not thrust these words upon your paint
or palette but make offering for your
own work to feed us through the eyes;
perhaps time to remount the horse
and soldier on, or to fall again, gain
Damascus perspective, from one's
back watch vision distort massive
horse into a God receding into necessary
darkness foregoing image,

see what may form in the spreading dirt,

what resurrection there is in the smell of paint.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Edited: Thursday, December 19, 2013
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