A Short History of Impression: Aaron Schneider

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June 5, 2013 by northerncardinalreview

Not the flat leisure
of painting a photograph
stuck in time
but the wild presence caught
in the light
running from them.

Monet at his easel
among Sunday gentry
verdant dapples of color falling
through the trees of Parc Monceau.

Renoir reaching out his brushes
towards lovers, rowers, dancers
their sublimated
moments of pleasure.

And mad Van Gough blazing
in sunflowered fields
painting the cosmos
with cold cobalt fire.

Aaron Schneider is a writer living in Cape Breton. His poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies in North America and Europe, and read on CBC Radio. He has received numerous fellowships and awards and a collection of his poems, Wild Honey, was published by Breton Books


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