“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Visible Sound

The wooden elephant
carved and painted
in lines of gold on black
is exaggeratedly narrow 
from chest to tail.

The legs are impossibly
tall and straight.
The head's thrown back,
ears falling long, and the trunk
raised high to the sky.

'I can hear him trumpeting,'
Andrew says. I look
and yes, the sound
is clarion. 'How joyous,'
I add, 'How triumphant!'


  1. I see it through your eyes.

  2. Thank you! I thought of a photo, but wanted to see if I could manage it in verbal description alone. You have just told me I succeeded. :)


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