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about the poet

Tyler Dunston grew up in Chattanooga, TN and currently lives in Seattle, WA.

He is a junior at Stanford majoring in English and minoring in Art Practice. He loves to paint, write, and sing.  

 

 

Jelly Moss
Graphite on Paper, 2016
Naomi Subotnick


from the poet

Lately, I've been considering ways to bring together aspects of visual art and poetry, to explore the relationship between word and image. These poems, which can be read left to right or as individual columns, explore this relationship.

 

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no. 14
after Mark Rothko


over blue

a midnight sky

suspended there

a sudden

galaxy

 

red fire

suspended in a

black sea

impossibly

slow-wheeling
                                                                                    

fallen with urn
after Rodin


crushing her

light glances along

crossed arms hiding her face

held in the urn cradled somehow in

her neck and shoulder

the sun 

the sun falls

the sun it falls

with her eyes

 

                 as if the urn were 

                 the weight of the sky 

                 her forearms blinding

                 piercing gleam of the dying sun

                 the canyon of

                 fallen face

                 casts last light on stones

                 like water from her gaze

                 a dying star