Ann Chandonnet’s “Bohemia” after William Lester Stevens

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“Tide Water” by William Lester Stevens, oil on canvas

Ann Chandonnet
BOHEMIA
after “Tide Water” by William Lester Stevens

Perched on granite boulders,
precarious,
my studio.
Gelid water flows past,
seeming to suck bare tree branches
into its bottomless dark depths.
My wood stove,
fueled with scavenged pallets,
can barely keep up with the drafts,
the chill oozing from the rocks.
This art of mine can barely
keep warm.

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Bud Caywood reads Ann Chandonnet’s “Bohemia” at the event on December 13, 2014.
Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.

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2 Responses to Ann Chandonnet’s “Bohemia” after William Lester Stevens

  1. patricia deaton says:

    The poem captures the essence of the painting in a wonderful way. I also like the last line.

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