CROSSING THE LINE: POETRY AND ART

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Published by The Lucy Quieter Press, and containing sixty-two colour illustrations and photographs, Crossing the Line is an ekphrastic rendition of the author's poetry, art and photography as well as a section of poetry based on famous artists' work. Many of the poems have been previously published in respected poetry journals and/or placed in competitions. Some of the art work has been commended in exhibitions and used as art work in poetry magazines and on covers of poetry books. 

SAMPLE PAGES

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SPOTLIGHTS

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ROCKY OUTCROP

HAIKU

at the rocky outcrop

flowers bloom and dance, reflect

the colours of sky

More extracts from Crossing the Line on the High Window website:

https://thehighwindowpress.com/2021/05/26/wendy-holborow-crossing-the-line/?fbclid=IwAR2qvSHscA-CGEeWMzjhLtV3PLilD1Xq42KVxcAgpMDroaBYgU2s99oLxRU

I SEE HER

 

I see her through a cubist’s eye

chiselled planes & angles mingle in black & white

disentangled, broken up & rearranged

in geometric form.

 

I see her though an impressionist’s eye

rapid dabs of paint, dots, distorted,

sparkling patches of light & colour –

incandescent.

 

I see her through a miniaturist’s eye

minute, modelled like a doll held in the palm

of a hand, such infinite patience,  

dexterous. 

 

I see her through a surrealist’s eye

confusion, un-recognisable in shape or form,

her reality disguised in the triptych mirror of art –

instinctive.

 

I see her through an icon painter’s eye

dark image illumed by silver & gold, a halo

above her head, so exquisite it is considered

acheiropoieta.

 

I see her through a portrait painter’s eye

perfect in every detail as she gazes

out of the canvas of imperfection, her inner essence,

unveiled,

 

a slight smile, gentle contentment,

no smudges of a dark fanciful world apparent

in her reasoned demeanour as she sits, poses,

hands apposed.