Woman Made’s exhibit has now left Hickory Museum of Art, but many of the images live on here at our website. Art of Poetry’s Melissa Hager is photographed reading a poem inspired by artist, Elizabeth King. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford.
MRS. MOON AND THE LAND OF OPALS
After “Mrs. Moon and the Land of Opals” by Elizabeth King
Australian aboriginal lass
among milky stones,
long separated from vast
humanity, two hundred
from the matriarch who messed
her up. She surfs on the snake’s
back that brought her down;
eventide, dances with the devil
who keeps her leashed.