Work of Art 4: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

Can you believe it will be summer soon? Summer is absolutely self’s FAVORITE time of the year!

A time to celebrate heat and being outdoors! In fact, summer would be absolutely perfect if she didn’t have to water!

Now to the WordPress Photo Challenge this weeek:  WORK OF ART.

A vintage car can be a work of art.  At least, it is treated as such by people in self’s corner of the world:

Annual Redwood City Fourth of July Extravaganza always includes an exhibit of vintage cars!

Annual Redwood City Fourth of July Extravaganza always includes an exhibit of vintage cars!

Last year, self spent a few weeks in Venice with Margarita Donnelly, long-time publisher of Calyx Press. She loved taking the vaporetto to the various outlying islands of the Venetian lagoon.  She visited Murano one evening, after all the tourists were gone.

Near the Vaporetto Stop in Murano

Near the Vaporetto Stop in Murano

Another example of outdoor art on Murano. This may be a Chihuly.

Another example of outdoor art on Murano. This may be a Chihuly.

Works of Art (Of the Literary Kind): Colette Bryce, Irish Writer # 6

“The Beast”

I thought, to hear my mother talk,
corruption lurked
round every corner;
up back lanes, in the Bull Park shelter,
and nowhere more
than the high-rise walks
and stairwells of the Roseville Flats,
a den, she said, of iniquity —
levelled, now, to rubble.

I followed my nose for trouble;
and found my shadow racing me
along the dizzy balcony
of the seventh floor
and, chasing me,
the hound of hell, a vision —
its overgrown electric blue fur spiked
to lacquered peaks,
after the latest fashion.

—  from the collection The Full Indian Rope Trick (Picador Poetry, 2005)

About Colette Bryce (from the Author Bio at the back of the book):

Her The Heel of Bernadette was one of the most highly praised new collections of recent years, winning both the Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection, and the Strong Award for best new Irish poet.  Her second, The Full Indian Rope Trick (the title poem already the winner of the 2003 National Poetry Competition), sees a leap forward in confidence and range, with Bryce’s dark lyric and darker wit finding many voices.  She grew up in Ulster.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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