DescriptionCopyright 2017 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
the efficacy of hawthorn(e) as a remedy for a bad mood
the night was fair but i was not the day having been full of petty aggravations i decided to take a quiet stroll through the pocket park downstreet
and walk myself calm
it being may the hawthorn was in bloom their riotous white blossoms glowed in the moonlight and heavy with triethylamine perfumed the park
with their complicated disturbing sweetness
i smiled to myself thinking how appropriate such a virginal flower should carry the primal scent of sex and death
that too often perfect couple and having fallen into that quagmire my punster mind turned to the scarlet letter which was after all written by hawthorne
(yes i hear you groaning)
and certainly plumbed sex and death quite thoroughly in its somewhat decorous new england way
i smiled again thinking how appropriate that these trees would produce scarlet berries in the fall
it turned out to be a delightful walk mindmoving from the chemistry of scent to the lifecycle of the tree to literature did the trick banishing my own pettifogging annoyances
as inhaling deeply of sex and death i rewrote hawthorne's tale imagining hester as lizzie borden not in the least repentant for her passionate fling with that cowardly fool giving all those selfrighteous puritans forty whacks ~ copyright 2017 RC deWinter
The moon shines down on a small park with a row of blooming hawthorns, which are also known as the May Tree, for the month in which they blossom. Reimagined and painted from a photograph shared by Jay Mantri.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.