DescriptionCopyright 2017 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
To Save the Barn
Last I looked the barn was standing, weatherbeaten in the bright colors of neglect; rot has set in.
Boards are warped, streaked, decaying. The foundation is cracked. Dirty water melting and refreezing has bled into rivulets, staining the stone; it would be easy to catch a toe and fall before reaching the door, which has narrowed into darkness.
I couldn't see the roof but the shingle edges are rough, uneven; rain may be leaking, soaking the beams. Green things still grow nearby but not in the abundance we expect, leaves and blossoms sickly, discolored.
The sky was lowering and the clouds wore the increasingly unfriendly face of a coming storm.
I saw no trace of rockets' red glare, but I wouldn't be surprised if it materialized in that ominous sea of clouds. The flag painted on the front side of the barn is fading, its once-proud glory diminished by long neglect.
Restoration is imperative. Time to get a crew in, if we can find enough good people willing to tackle the job. ~ copyright 2017 RC deWinter
A barn painted with an American flag stands in a courtyard under an ominous sky in Westport, Connecticut.
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.