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EineBlasseWascherin

4. Eine Blasse Wascherin 2012 encaustic monotype collage 22 1/2" X 15 1/4"

An Ethereal Washerwoman

flute, clarinet in A, violin

An ethereal washerwoman
Washes nightly pallid kerchiefs,
Naked, silverwhitest arms
Reaching downward to the waters.

Through the clearing steal the breezes
Gently stirring up the stream.
An ethereal washerwoman
Washes nightly pallid kerchiefs.

And the gentle maid of heaven,
By the branches softly fondled,
Spreads out on the darkling meadows
All her light-bewoven linen-
An ethereal washerwoman.


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ValsedeChopin

5. Valse de Chopin 2012 encaustic monotype 18" X 12"

A Chopin Waltz

flute, clarinet in A, bass clarinet in Bflat, piano

As a faint red drop of blood
Stains the pale lips of one stricken,
So there sleeps within these tones
A morbid, soul-inflecting lure.

Chords of savage lust disrupt
The icy dream of bleak despair-
As a faint red drop of blood
Stains the pale lips of one stricken.

Warm and joyous, sweet and yearning,
Melancholy-somber waltzes
Haunt me ever through my senses,
Cling in my imagination
As a faint red drop of blood.

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Madonna

6. Madonna 2012 encaustic monotype 18" X 12"

Madonna

flute, bass clarinet in Bflat, violin, cello, piano

Rise O Mother of all sorrows.
On the altar of my verses!
Blood from you poor, shrunken breasts
By the sword's cold rage was spilled.

Your deep wound forever open
Seem like eyes, so red and staring.
Rise, O Mother of all sorrows
, On the altar of my verses.

In your thin and wasted arm
s You hold up your Son's broken body
To reveal itself to all mankind--
Yet the eyes of men avoid your grief,
O Mother of all sorrows!