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Mobile Art Saturday Poetry – ‘Last Supper’ by Charles Wright

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Last Supper’ by Charles Wright. Born in 1935, Charles Wright is the author of several books of poetry and has received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Pulitzer Prize.

He taught at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville as the Souder Family Professor of English. His many honors include the 2013 Bollingen Prize, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit Medal, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. In 1999 he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and served until 2002. In 2014, he was appointed United States Poet Laureate. 

I have matched artwork by @seelooksky with this poem, entitled ‘Art in the Garden’.

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Last Supper by Charles Wright

I seem to have come to the end of something, but don’t know what,

Full moon blood orange just over the top of the redbud tree.

Maundy Thursday tomorrow,

                        then Good Friday, then Easter in full drag,

Dogwood blossoms like little crosses

All down the street,

                   lilies and jonquils bowing their mitred heads.

Perhaps it’s a sentimentality about such fey things,

But I don’t think so. One knows

There is no end to the other world,

                                   no matter where it is.

In the event, a reliquary evening for sure,

The bones in their tiny boxes, rosettes under glass.

Or maybe it’s just the way the snow fell

                                        a couple of days ago,

So white on the white snowdrops.

As our fathers were bold to tell us,

                                   it’s either eat or be eaten.

Spring in its starched bib,

Winter’s cutlery in its hands. Cold grace. Slice and fork.

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