What a nice surprise I found in my mailbox today! I’m thrilled to have a story in the Spring issue of The Bitter Oleander: A Magazine of Contemporary International Poetry & Short Fiction. It’s an honor to have my short story, “The Master,” included among so many wonderful poets and writers from around the world. Read more
Anita Mathias’ Francesco, Artist of Florence: The Man Who Gave Too Much is the story of a Florentine artisan skilled in the art of pietre dure, also referred to as the art of painting in stone. If “…a picture is a poem without words…” as Horace once said, than pietre dure is poetry in stone.
Everyday, the Divine Artist creates masterpieces. As I descended the wooden plank walkway, I couldn’t help but wonder how many of them I’ve missed. In my busyness? How many times have I allowed beauty to be overshadowed by things over which I have no control?