Image: (after Andrew Wyeth’s Wind from the Sea)
Billow of curtain breathes. Evergreens
cut this nothing notion of temporality.
Monoseason: a lie whispered by pine
needles in their permanence.
The outside becomes an argument
of wall. Meadow in a roll
toward grasses fluffed golden
in the gloom—as if the everlast
of gray was neither ever
nor last. Call the darkness
on this side of window pane
something other than unknown—
a bed perhaps
laden with body,
skin puckering into question
of on whose behalf
this cold open blows.
Phoebe Hering is a 2016 graduate of the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences and recipient of the Robert Chasen Memorial Poetry Prize. Currently living in southern France, she is pursuing an Erasmus Mundus joint masters in cultural narratives.
Andrew Wyeth was an American painter who both came into and left the world in the pastures of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. One of the most influential American painters of the 20th century, he was a member of the realist and regionalist schools of painting as well as the son of a prominent illustrator, N. C. Wyeth. He painted his life and the lives of others that intersected his own. Wind from the Sea, painted in 1947, is part of the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
David Noria studied Classical Philology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Modern Greek at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.