Joanna Gilman Hyde

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Tag: Flaming June

THE TRANSPARENCY OF FLAMING JUNE

The Hawk Kitchen Outpost 4:26pm

My Computerized-tinted Pallette

for The Inspiration

of Flaming June’s Dress

is made up of flaming orange “Zambia”

darker “Darling”

yellow “Evening Star”

“Wild Flower Bouquet” — pink

“Liliana” — aqua marine

sample can of “Hyper”

and down in the cellar

“Banana Daiquiri” from Our En-suite Bath

“Sea Spa” — never-used trim colour

and an old gallon of white semi-gloss

if My Transparency is not

see-through enough

THE WRITING

The Hawk Living Room 5:04pm

My Coffee Table is laden

with The Puzzle

Flaming June

undone by My Doodles

Day into Night

left-handed hieroglyphics

each convoluted piece

notated

FLAMING JUNE*

The Hawk Library 2:05pm

A Sheath of Silver

above Her Head

She lays below

Her Hair

painted through Her Tresses

bare —

She holds Her Secret

to Her Chest

*painted by Sir Frederic Leighton 1895

ART FOR ART’S SAKE

The Hawk Kitchen 2:19pm

I am seeing The Colours

of Flaming June*

out on the highway

in scraps of florescent rope

in the roses and carnations from My Children

in My Frying Pan

of green and orange peppers

and in My Cold Weather Wear

warning of My Existence

*Frederic Leighton 1895