Melissa Hager reads her poem inspired by Jane Voorhees’s pastel painting at the June 18 Art of Poetry event at Hickory Museum of Art. Submissions are currently being accepted for the September 17 event. To be considered, poems should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight September 3, 2016. For submission guidelines, CLICK HERE. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.
ANGEL PARTS by Melissa Hager
after “Mountain Whispers” by Jane Voorhees
Cherubim wings brush tousled hillside,
reach from soaring heavens to coax
morning dew from upturned pines,
forest floors, into the sunrise.
Or perhaps tendrils of seraphim hair
float down from stormy skies
to relieve heat of a sultry afternoon
as sun sets on the day.