Lights of Innocence

On Sargent “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose”

Two girls lighting Japanese lanterns,

early evening in an England’s garden,

late nineteenth century.

Preventing from dark night, arranging

for so happy a party.

Painter has had no opportunity to speak,

but now we know,

like old Greek priestesses,

in white gowns,

also offering prayers on glowing tapers,

relieving unsure forthcoming days.

The purity they have lightened that night

persists until our present days and nights.

Published in the spring issue 2015 of The Provo Canyon Review.

http://www.theprovocanyonreview.net.

Published in Synesthesia, Vol.4-1, March 02, 2016.

http://www.synesthesialitjournal.com

Published in The Basil O’Flaherty, July 2016 issue.

http://www.thebasiloflaherty.weebly.com

 

 

 

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