The Artist Walking To Work, poetry by Pardee Lowe Jr. at Spillwords.com
Vincent van Gogh (The Painter on His Way to Work)

The Artist Walking To Work

The Artist Walking To Work

written by: Pardee Lowe Jr.

 

At first glance
the picture busy
a paradox given the work’s title
and the apparent
lack of motion
elsewhere.
Tall trees fade slowly
into the distance.
One has a leaf or two
another already bare of leaves
autumn-yellow, littered, inert
on the path below.
Elsewhere colors muted suggest fall
and the artist
scarely stands out
What highlights him?
a single element—
His shadow.

Pardee Lowe Jr.

Pardee Lowe Jr.

Pardee Lowe, Jr. is a poet from Falls Church, VA. He has a B.A., an M.A. and a PhD in German and Ancient Icelandic, all from UC-Berkeley. His poems have appeared in Nova Bards Anthology (2020 and 2021), One Art (2021) and several Quaker publications such as Seasons of the Soul.
Pardee Lowe Jr.

Latest posts by Pardee Lowe Jr. (see all)