Ars Poetica

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September 23, 2022 by The Citron Review

by Judith Fox

 

after the installation Ttéia 1, C by Lygia Pape (2000/2021)

 

     In this shaded gallery half-world,

bands of silver threads     

     are nailed and strung

from floor to ceiling.

 

     Metallic webs of slanting shapes

fade to shadows,

     rematerializing

and trans-shaping under artful lights even gods would covet.

         

     I want the guard to look away,

turn his face to the wall

     so I might learn with the friction ridge of my fingertips

how wires, pinned and fixed,

                      can fly.

 

Judith Fox started writing poetry after the spare text she wrote for her photography book, I Still Do: Loving and Living with Alzheimer’s rekindled a life-long love of poetry. She is a finalist for BLR’s spring 2022 poetry prize and her poems are in journals including Sugar House Review, Off the Coast, Innisfree Poetry Journal and Typehouse Literary Magazine. Fox is also a fine art photographer; her work is in numerous museum collections.

 

 

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