Venice, oil, 24" x 24," $1500
The poem reads as follows:
Here always the baptism into color:
the mood like Giorgione's "La Tempesta"--
the tender melancholy of gay blades
glutting sorrow upon pastorals.
But in the Ca' d'Oro loggia, sunbathing,
head upon a Byzantine pillar,
feasting off the splendor of frescoed
ceilings and sagging staircases;
and in Rezzonico, all gold and glitter,
where Guardi pale-purples blend into
turquoise skies, the moss-covered steps whisper:
you must have eyes to see, as in painting.
There spheres of influence link up canvases
in threads visible only to laser eyes. (c)