Sunday, October 14, 2012

When life imitates art

The Persistence of Memory
© 2010  Syneeda Penland

By artist Salvador Dalí

Like a time piece
washed upon the shores,
deposits of corroded sides of mountains
lies each layer of my ore.

I’ve traveled through life
alongside many other sands
of father time.

When I've reached the edge
my body fades away,
I am returned to the earth.
Details of my memory
are intertwined.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Syneeda, Brilliant interpretation of this painting. Most people don't get it but you really hit the mark. The military doesn't realize that the rest of the world have finally found one of the rarest jewels. You have a rare yet keen interpretation of art and words, I'm already a fan of your work. I purchased your poetry book, Essence of Black Beauty. I'm looking forward to you sharing it on your blog.