Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Catalan Landscape (The Hunter)

Catalan Landscape (The Hunter)

(after the painting by Joan Miró, 1923-24)

Perhaps he seems more a hunter
Than a hunted thing
There is pray to be had
On this Catalan plain
Where spiders abound
And vultures soar
With tireless
Meaningless contempt
Over villages
Of trilons and cones
And shapes without names
He is the hunted
One-eyed thing
The only one
Pushed to extinction
By a determined sun

--Neil Ellman is a retired educator living and working in New Jersey.  During the past two years, he has published 125+ ekphrastic poems throughout the world, including four chapbooks, the most recent of which is The Great Metaphysician and Other Ekphrastic Inventions (Erbacce Press).

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