"The Hepworth Echo"

Echostains has a poetry challenge connected to the art of Barbara Hepworth over at Bookstains. While my mind continues to create only the most off-color responses to her Dickens challenge, it seems to want to connect this sculpture to several apparently disconnected news events from Arizona to Beacon Hill –and many other places in between. I’m posting this current poem in hopes of putting an end to this ‘echoing’ reactionary imaginative response.  All ripples must play out eventually, right? I certainly hope so.

Click the image of “The Hepworth Echo” to join the challenge and/or join in Echostains’ poem making game.

swift circular motion

same entrance exit

wounds clean inside out

bullets irony

human lives

coyote dies

life cycle echo  



  1. echostains said,

    January 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks 47whitebuffalo! you have managed to incorporate Life Death and the circle of everlasting life (the echo and the feeling of continuity) in this short poem- very VERY clever! Thanks 🙂

    • January 22, 2011 at 12:01 am

      Ah echostains, the things that connect humans and coyotes being killed on Beacon Hill–who’d have thunk it? My mind certainly connects such dots at will. Glad to get it out of my brainpan and to Bookstains.

  2. slpmartin said,

    January 18, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I like how you’ve responded to this challenge…a very fine verse.

  3. January 18, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I like the playful way you incorporate the echo. It’s as if the echo goes from cradle to cradle, instead of cradle to death.

    Enjoyed your musings,

    • January 22, 2011 at 12:04 am

      O I like the way you ‘see’, somethingnewplease. You’re a Posky reader too, aren’t you? Nice of you to visit my blogcasa and leave tracks to yours. Merci!

  4. lesliepaints said,

    January 19, 2011 at 1:53 am

    How very important is your vision that encircles much about living and art in verse. You are special, Eva.

    • January 22, 2011 at 12:10 am

      HI Leslie! Oh yes, I’m sure special–special as the clearance rack items–you know, the one of a kind items ….sorry, couldn’t resist…Or did you mean special as in a friday night special that the fish fry?!!!
      -Hey, seriously, thank you for reading and enjoying.
      Art is pretty much about ‘life’ in my view–and yours too judging by your painting subjects.

  5. Artswebshow said,

    January 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I do like this WB.
    Such simple yet effective ways of describing or not exactly describing your point.

    • January 22, 2011 at 12:13 am

      Hey Tart. Looking forward to seeing your ‘show’ for echo over at Bookstains. Sounds like the days of food porn duels with Yi-Ching are done and gone…ahhh well….onto slide shows with soundtracks. The joys of techno toys. LOL.

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