Carnival

Carnival painting by Louise Craven HourriganMy mother painted this bright yet foreboding carnival scene many years ago. It hung in my childhood bedroom and I could imagine eerie calliope tunes as I drifted asleep. One of the poems in my collection Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2018) grew from dreams and nightmares the painting inspired.

 

Image: Carnival, oil on canvas, © Louise Craven Hourrigan

 

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