Poetry: E.M. Jennings’s “Blush”

////Poetry: E.M. Jennings’s “Blush”

E.M. Jennings

 

Blush

“Man in a Red Turban” by Jan van Eyck

 

 

Van Eyck piqued angelic skin
with just a breath of pink,
as if angels were our kin,

a painter’s delicate deceit,
carnal tint in an angel’s face,
to make our wish complete—

they’re much like us, but made whole
and for a moment half believe
in flesh informed with soul.

 

 

 

 

 

About the writer:
Edison Jennings is a single father, veteran, and occasional teacher living in the western Appalachian region of Virginia. His poetry has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies, including Boulevard, Kenyon Review, Poetry Daily, River Styx, Slate, Southern Review, Southwest Review, and TriQuarterly. His chapbook Reckoning is available through Jacar Press. His second chapbook, A Letter to Greta, and a micro-chapbook, Small Measures, will be published later this year.

Image:Man in a Red Turban (self-portrait?)” by Jan van Eyck (1390-1441). Oil on panel. 7.4 x 6.1 inches. 1433. Public domain.

By | 2018-10-02T20:25:00+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Poetry|