Amy Souza and Adam Cornford

Amy Souza
Acrylic, charcoal, and tinfoil on canvas
Response

Sardine Machine
(Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Forest)
By Adam Cornford

Inspiration piece

They shoal in sweep formation, swarming gleam

with tail-flick wave through smooth curve like a wrist

volplaning pivots, wheels, quick tinfoil stream-

line motion shines a mirror-clouded twist;

upspiraling, the myriad uncoils wide

slowly to merge, a heartform of barbed glass

in ripple assembly, pours to hanging glide,

mingling of angles in bright matrix mass…

Then, turning, round side eyes, a chorus line

of sight, as startle vision multiplies–

Unarmed armada, designerless design

of silver seraph unison, you replicant rise

around no throne but Hunger’s, endless flight

breeding in tiny metonymies of light!

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One Comment

  1. Bobbie Troy
    Posted April 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm | #

    Awesome work. I love the poem and the painting!

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