Poem by Tanya Fenkell
August 15, 2023
coup de foudre
I never believed in it, the thunderbolt shock, that sudden first glance too instant, magical, a whimsical trick of the mind. (Hold my butterflies while I breathe.) Instead: ink penetrating paper, blood saturating fabric, a slow wet creep, waves against sand, a heart’s erosion, colours transformed, the sea rises so suddenly, all is liquid, and permanent, unrepeatable. Not a quick blow to the head, but chronic, pathological.
About Tanya Fenkell
Tanya Fenkell is a Canadian artist and writer whose work focuses on quiet moments and solitary spaces in the natural world. Tanya’s paintings are exhibited regularly in Ontario, and her poems have appeared in various small journals.