MARCO NEREO ROTELLI
MONDAY, JUNE 24
The FIELD MUSUEM OF NATURAL HISTORY
will be transformed by artist, Marco Nereo Rotelli, into a page of luminous poetry,
becoming the projection screen
inspired by DANTE ALIGHIERI'S DIVINE COMEDY. The poems will touch upon the poet's vision of INFERNO & PARADISO.
CURATED BY ARICA HILTON
FEATURED POETS: ANA CASTILLO, OSAMA ESBER, REGINALD GIBBONS, ARICA HILTON
PARNESHIA JONES, ELISE PASCHEN
I HEARD AN OAK TREE
And it was in a garden I heard that sound,
A deep groan,
like a bass note
searching for the root.
I heard a collision, like hands
pushing aside dirt,
clearing a path for light to pour
into the center of the earth.
I heard a chord
echoing rumours of sunsets
kissing a canopy of trees
And strains of rain streaming life into your limbs.
I heard the Knowing that we belong to Sameness
To earth, to sun, to stars,
to mountains, oceans, trees….
Elements forming you, forming me.
With the window open
(the way you like to sleep)
I heard an oak tree
lamenting in the breeze,
“I was here before you,
© ARICA HILTON
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