Felino Soriano



Painters' Exhalations 21

after Paul Cezanne's The Card Players



Tandem of wit, intellectual jousting

assaulting the throat of

adequate mistakes.  Stares

of stones' bodies buried

within the cold of dirt's

deepened pockets—


leave the cards' kingdom

long enough only to proclaim

a winning lover, blood

licked by flipping cards


and the healing, ego and wound

bound by name ripening

atop the vines of the next

wishful hand.    




Painters' Exhalations 22

after Joseph Mallord William Turner's

Keelmen Heaving in Coals by Moonlight



Regimented dome of dust

bodies floating in sporadic

parallels with moon's planted

stalks of light. Needed augments,

workers' rose-tipped torches

forming necessary eyes and

tattooed images atop

the rivers' expanded belly.  Coals'

shape of miniature nights

symbolize a more accurate

deposit of light's delineated

death before a darkness hinders

elastic vision, the needed for work

to be ascertained as complete.  Some

afraid of being employed in such

experimental light:

ships lead by reason and leash,

landing where lighted hands

more easily dismantle a brand

of darkness, related to the noon

sun's copasetic rising.  






Felino Soriano © 2009