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It was another sleepless night, the claustrophobia of hot July closing in with the fog rolling in from the gulf. Dark thoughts blotted any hope of rest. Abandoning my cheerless bed, I rose, dressed, and left to visit Tom. He wouldn't mind; the hour means nothing to him.
The air was soft as velvet; somewhere a nightbird called. I melted into the mist on the deserted streets of the Vieux Carre, but I was not alone. Unseen but felt, old ghosts emerged to mark my progress toward Dumaine. I could almost hear their murmurs, a pastiche of the swift sibilant syllables of Creole French and the soft drawl of the lowlands. I wasnt afraid. I've often shared these streets with spectres; they're merely curious - nosy neighbors from another time.
Soon enough I was standing outside the door to Tom's house. I wouldn't go in, but with any luck he would come out to meet me. A gentle rustle and there he was, behind me, with his usual retinue of the crazy, the genteel, the anxious to please, the rebellious.
We never speak, but stand in silent communion, sharing genius and pain, our thoughts swirling between dimensions. I have no idea what he thinks of me, but when we stand in the embrace of timelessness I am bathed in the brotherhood of the misunderstood, and this, somehow, comforts me.
And when he fades, accompanied by the immortal cortgecreated from his brilliant soul, I know when I climb the stairs to my aerie under the shrouded stars I will be ready to lie down again and, finally, sleep. ~ copyright 2016 RC deWinter
A view of the Tennessee Williams house at 1014 Dumaine Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
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.