DescriptionCopyright 2017 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved
Despite the pain of age, infirmity and heartbreak I make the pilgrimage every year.
The gazebo still stands, gussied up with lights for All Hallows' Eve, but I wait until the masked and drunken revellers have moved on to bars or beds. I need silence for my vigil.
It's been sixty-seven years Ive been coming to mark the night you handed back my heart. Your unexpected decampment left me unable to love again, despite the many that pursued me and the frantic urgingsof those who found my spinsterhood insupportable. Eventually they gave it up; eventually they died.
You owned me so completely that inside my chest beats nothing but a hollow husk with no care for the attentions of another. I have lived well on all that money you first craved and then forsook in favor of your freedom, comfortable in all the ways of life but one, and that one brings me back each year to rip the wound afresh and validate my breathing.
I take care not to be seen. Sometimes a latenight stray will spy me sitting shadowed all in black, attired in a copy of the cloak and gown from all those years ago. Next day come reports, foolish stories of the Ghost of the Gazebo back again. I suppose it sells newspapers.
I do not even know if you still live, but that's of little consequence. I do, and will mark the end all of my hopes, the defining boundary of my life, until I either cannot walk or have shed this sorry shell and gone wherever stubborn brokenhearted people go. ~ copyright 2017 RC deWinter
The bandstand in White Point Garden on the Battery in Charleston, South Carolina glows eerily on a quiet autumn night. It was commissioned by Martha Williams Carrington and built in 1907 as a memorial to her parents.
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.