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Friday, August 18, 2006

Adios, Julio Galan

One of my favorite artists has died.
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Here's a poem inspired by one of his paintings.

Julio Galan: Misael: Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media on Canvas: 2001


again and again he shuffled a deck of cards/ a small accordion

in his hands/ to be a man/ to be a tree/ or even something less/ like a plank*

the wounds along his shoulder/ salmon leaping out of black water
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* line stolen from Humberto Ak'abal

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