Poe’s Garden: See the winning works from the juried exhibition November 4th, 2019 Summit Artspace invited local artists to channel Edgar Allan Poe this fall, creating works inspired by “mystery and Gothic fascination” to a juried exhibition. Vladimir Suchan won the literary competition for “The Faun and Her Flute Have Been Found Again (Of Loves and Loving, Profane and Profound),” a poem. Ron White won the visual competition with a ceramic sculpture of Poe himself. The show is on view until Nov. 9. — The Faun and Her Flute Have Been Found Again (Of Loves and Loving, Profane and Profound) “That Mrs. Lackobreath should admire anything so dissimilar to myself was a natural and necessary evil.” Edgar Poe in “Loss of Breath” “And via the passions I arrived at genuine philosophy,” Julie cited by Edgar Poe in “Loss of Breath” “No birth, no love, without a corresponding death” Lucretius What does it do, if the it is— a love significant, once one drops dead? Or when that love is transferred, betrayed, and as good as purloined—dead, when is the breath, the rung, the letter, cut below one’s step above that first abyss? Or is there souls’ entanglement as amidst embodied elements by which they last and even feel one another past the grave and every gap as if neither time nor space nor any death’s divide are to stay? So what is crossed out, what is lost and what is gained, when we cross each other, crossing—hopping over to some other love or life—someplace else? How much does that make us, sliced and dismembered, if you disremember that my soul is still yours as well? From the depths past any reckoning we are of two minds, two snakes entangled in a ceaseless strife of life and death. At the banquet of the entwined Eroses we both choose and serve one another’s fills and wants. Until we turn around Orpheus’ Eurydice’s turning, that fatal swing and swerving, when poetry was live and music, poetry was truth, and the soul— the light and its lyre or melodic flute, an instrument on which God, the Faun, played us—and so did Beethoven, Bach and Poe. — “Ed Allan Poe,” ceramic sculpture Tell your friends:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.