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Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 11: Spring 2019
Featured Artist [R]

Cathedral of Trees: Artworks and Micro-Poems

by An Mayou
 

Digital Art: Cathedral by An Mayou
Cathedral

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cathedral of trees
your prayer
and mine

 

 

Digital art: [Twilight grove], by An Mayou
[Twilight grove]

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Digital art: Spring Night, by An Mayou
Spring Night (near Boulder, Colorado)

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whose idea
this blackened sky
a moon
missing
like a heartbeat

 

 

Digital art: [Prairie tree], by An Mayou
[Prairie tree]

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Digital art: [Lily pads], by An Mayou
[Lily pads]

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what was it
you wanted to say
summer drizzle


::


do you see my eyes?
the clouded river
runs
into a night
of ink

 

 



find me
i am the fragrance
the flower couldn’t keep


::


who am i
without you
i watch
this moment become
the slow color of rain

Digital art: [White rose], by An Mayou
[White rose]

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Digital art: [Three finches], by An Mayou
[Three finches]

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a streak of silver
in my hair
runaway star

 

 

Digital art: [Penguins in bloom], by An Mayou
[Penguins in bloom]

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Digital art: [Table by the Window], by An Mayou
[Table by the window]

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she wasn’t always broken
some days
the flowers faced the sun

 

 

Digital art: [Hydrangeas], by An Mayou
[Hydrangeas]

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Digital art: [Fall foliage], by An Mayou
[Fall foliage]

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the neighbor’s dogs
i fire up
my indignation

 

 

Digital art: [Snow trees], by An Mayou
[Snow trees]

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Digital art by An Mayou: The Rocky Mountains, Colorado
The Rocky Mountains, Colorado

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laundry day
my new jeans
the color of midnight

 


—Micro-poems and visual artworks above are copyrighted © by An Mayou, and appear here with her permission. All were reproduced from her Facebook (FB) galleries, and the following credit-list includes dates that the works were posted to FB:

  1. Cathedral: 23 May 2014

  2. Poem, “cathedral of trees”: 7 July 2016

  3. [Twilight grove]: 3 September 2018

  4. Spring night (near Boulder, Colorado): 7 April 2016

  5. Poem, “whose idea”: 27 July 2018

  6. [Prairie tree]: 18 January 2018

  7. [Lily pads]: 12 December 2017

  8. Poem, “what was it”: 15 May 2018

  9. Poem, “do you see my eyes?”: 29 December 2017

  10. Poem, “find me”: 14 July 2018

  11. Poem, “who am i”: 5 February 2018

  12. [White rose]: 26 February 2018

  13. [Three finches]: 8 September 2014

  14. Poem, “a streak of silver”: 18 February 2018; previously published in tinywords (21 December 2015)

  15. [Penguins in bloom]: 8 February 2018

  16. [Table by the window]: 4 February 2018

  17. Poem, “she wasn’t always broken”: appears on page iii of the Introduction in Fragments: Ancient and Modern Poetry, edited by Blue Flute (New York, 2012)

  18. [Hydrangeas]: 17 February 2018

  19. [Fall foliage]: 25 October 2013

  20. Poem, “the neighbor’s dogs”: 3 January 2018

  21. [Snow trees]: 26 December 2017

  22. The Rocky Mountains, Colorado: 2 January 2018

  23. Poem, “laundry day”: 2 May 2018

  24. Self-portrait: 8 September 2016

An Mayou
Issue 11, Spring 2019

 

lives in Colorado with her daughter and her cat. Her training is in visual art, which she often combines with short-form poetry. Follow her on Facebook, where she frequently posts her visual art and writing prompts, and read her tiny poems at Twitter Micropoets:

http://twitter.com/perlygates

 

Digital art: Self-Portrait by An Mayou
Self-Portrait © by An Mayou. All rights reserved.


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