Warren Falcon

Gold Star - 6,439 Points (04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)

On The Way To Canterbury - For Agnes Martin

Poem by Warren Falcon

On the way to Canterbury.

Fields. Dairy.

What is late August doing with the light

from Agnes Martin to this Cathedral bound

walled city?


Who let the dogs in?

Bad theology.


Still, many questions

medieval and otherwise.



Agnes thinks in squares. Or not.


Layered resolutions vague the plot.

Topic(s) of this poem: art

Form: Ekphrastic


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Photo taken by W. Falcon taken from a train window on the way to Canterbury, August 2016.
Was in London to view the Agnes Martin retrospective at the Tate Modern.

Comments about On The Way To Canterbury - For Agnes Martin by Warren Falcon

  • Joan Woodbridge (5/6/2020 12:18:00 AM)

    Two favorite subjects in one poem! But does Agnes think in squsres? or in Lines? And speaking of lines, these ekphrastic lines, o my thank you! Joan(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 28, 2020