Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A Foggy Morning

Fenced (M.A. Reilly 2012)


by Amy Clampitt

Tree by Ball Field (M.A. Reilly, 2012)
Two Trees (M.A. Reilly)
A vagueness comes over everything, as though proving color and contour alike dispensable: the lighthouse extinct, the islands' spruce-tips drunk up like milk in the universal emulsion; houses reverting into the lost and forgotten; granite subsumed, a rumor in a mumble of ocean. Tactile definition, however, has not been totally banished: hanging tassel by tassel, panicled foxtail and needlegrass, dropseed, furred hawkweed, and last season's rose-hips are vested in silenced chimes of the finest, clearest sea-crystal. Opacity opens up rooms, a showcase for the hueless moonflower corolla, as Georgia O'Keefe might have seen it, of foghorns; the nodding campanula of bell buoys; the ticking, linear filigree of bird voices.

Moon Be Gone (M.A. Reilly, 2012)

Intersection (M.A. Reilly, 2012)

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