Melissa Hager’s “Mrs. Moon and the Land of Opals” after Elizabeth King

imageWoman 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.

Melissa Hager
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
thousand millennia
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.

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4 Responses to Melissa Hager’s “Mrs. Moon and the Land of Opals” after Elizabeth King

  1. A really odd painting! I think you did well by it.

  2. Melissa Hager says:

    Thank you so much, Patricia!

  3. Pat says:

    Ingenious, Mel!!! Love it!

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