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Homage to Titian, a poem by David Garrison

Homage to Titian

after a poem by Antonio Colinas

I have seen your shades of gold 

wavering in candle light; 

your greens in Mediterranean daybreak

over plum trees;

your ochers in cancerous walls

corroded by salt; 

your blacks in grasping vines

laden with death;

your reds in every tile of Venice 

and on the nails in crucifixions.

David Lee Garrison was named Ohio Poet of the Year in 2014. His most recent book is Light in the River (Dos Madres Press).