This is a poem that was inspired by an illustration from the New York Times ARTS AND LEISURE section, March 1 2015. The illustration (by Alessandro Grassani) shows a man walking an invisible path, spanning a mountain range.
I am intrigued by the ‘bleed through’ images that occur as I read a reed-thin paper medium like newspaper. Here we see a ghostly image of Sarah Goldberg from the following page. You can see her face as an ephemeral image hovering on the left, just above the mountain peak.
For this poem I took extra care with the imaging. I edited and re-scanned the image to get just the right feel I wanted, then typed over it.
Large thanks to the New York Times for your continued inspiration in both your writing/editing, and in your tactile facility. ~TH~
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