Here is another poem from my ekphrastic class. Not going to say much about this one, but do let me know what you think about it.
First the original art:
This is a still life by Renato Gattuso titled, “Still Life with Skull and Lamp.”
Here is my version of the scene:
The hand is Heather’s art model hand that she sometimes uses when painting. Here I used it in place of a skull. I was aiming to mimic the color in the original with quilting fabrics.
Tea After Renato Gattuso’s “Still Life with Skull and Lamp” Those days in the hills. Hot afternoons looking for a bit of shade. Orange sunsets that faded into stars. Bright blue crisp dawns. We’d boil water over a small cook fire. Goats would climb on the cliffs and lambs bleat for their mothers. My market basket. I go on Thursdays. When we had sheep, I would knit, now I just sit remembering. The days before we found the skull, before I put his memory in a cage, before I had to go to market to buy wool.