Detail of Raffaelo Monti's Veiled Lady at the Minneapolis Institute of Art included with Michael Dickel's poem Veiled Lady on Fragments of Michael DickelArt

Veiled Lady (a poem)

Veiled Lady by Raffaelo Monti

Veiled Lady Raffaelo Monti marble c. 1860 accompanies Michael Dickel's poem, Veiled Lady Veiled Lady by Raffaelo Monti
marble c. 1860
Minneapolis Institute of Arts


I stood so long in front of her
that the security guard hovered.

As my fingers
stretched toward the translucent

he made a sound in his throat.
I did not
desire her touch, just to reach light

in stone as though it were real
and abiding.




The Veiled Virgin Giovanni Strazza Marble 19th C. accompanies Michael Dickel's poem Veiled LadyThe Veiled Virgin by Giovanni Strazza
marble 19th C. | Presentation Convent
Cathedral Square, St. John’s, NL

Poetry Month 2016
Fragments of Michael Dickel

Water Poems (a poem)
Flowstone Time (a poem)
SNR—Hybrid Word Dance
Veiled Lady (a poem)
My Brand Here (Hybrid Flash)
Rosy Morn|Poem|Essay|Photos
Blue Notes (collage | poem)
The BeZine April 2016

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