Reunion Inesperada…

Reunion Inesperada by Clinock. 18″ x 22″. Graphite, Conte and Charcoal on paper.








Reunion Inesperada by Clinock.

Memory resurrected on a city street.

Suddenly you in the evening crowd

Calling my name – I turn and

A thousand faces negate themselves

And disappear – only you remain

Real, under uncertain skies – enveloped

In shifting clouds of hair – wild

As a kiss of wind – breathless from running

You were there again.

Nothing more complex than this.

Beneath stoical buttresses of a grey

Cathedral – Memory made tangible

In silk and velvet – you, more alive

Than life itself – you, clutching the rough

Arm of my coat with a small, cold hand,

Speaking my name – delicate wet birds

Lifting from your lips – parting the rain,

White trails vanishing into dark caverns

And you were there again.

Nothing more complex than this.

18 thoughts on “Reunion Inesperada…

        1. Ear drums is one meaning but in architecture Tympanum refers to the bas relief carvings on the pediment of Greek temples and also above the main entrance to a cathedral. It would be interesting to explore the origins of the connection between meanings.


            1. Good call – you know more about the shape of eardrums than I. The tympanum carvings were a visual message to the illiterate from the church powers informing them to obey, or else – perhaps the church was saying “Listen to us”?…


            2. I like that idea! only guessing about the shape of the eardrum. Some of those carvings are a bit daunting, devils and wretched souls being sucking into the vortex. I will have to look more closely at your work. I think there were some contorted shapes and quite a bit of darkness…


            3. Yup, the Tympanum carvings were intentionally more than a bit daunting, they were terrifying to the illiterate masses – striking fear into their hearts – an effective propaganda tool across the ages,fear, even now…
              as for finding devils and wretched souls in my work – what you see is what you get!
              thanks for the chinwag Philippa…


  1. Have you ever tried bas-relief work? Your drawing gives quite the illusion, pulls the eyes into the depth so much that I want to touch it, to feel the various planes. Yes, I know… step behind the velvet rope, do not touch the art. 🙂


    1. Interesting, you are the second person to mention bas relief. I did try it once when I was into ceramics, but 2D is a different kettle of fish. In this one I guess it’s the extremes of tone that give that impression, although it was unintentional. Thanks Nancy…


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