Thursday, January 13, 2005

Haibun - Ave Maria

Ave Maria

A plaster Madonna - the feel of bleached bones.
i dip the brush, stroke her outer garments and
eyes cerulean blue. For her inner garment and lips,
an almost mauve pink... as if she had been left
without a breath. i leave her flesh, her beckoning
hands unpainted. at her feet, i paint blood red roses.
then, i glue a piece of wood in her belly and hammer
a nail in her womb, hang an oval mirror and place
her facing west.

centre of the sun --
a golden halo
surrounds your face