‘The Living Thinking on the Dead’ by Alberdi Ucwese The Society June 12, 2014 Art, Beauty, Poetry On the painting “Le berges d’Arcadie” by Nicolas Poussin The rugged mountains in the distance stand beyond, above the three, young shepherds and the shepherdess, who gather round a tomb that they have come upon, inscribed: ET IN ARCADIA EGO. They rest. The man in blue is tracing letters carefully, his shadow cast upon the tomb’s stone-hard address. The four are poised, and statuesque, not airily; they contemplate it diff’rently. The man in red is pointing too, and he looks almost fearfully. The woman rests her hand upon his back; her head looks downward, like the man in white, whose arm rests on the tomb. They are the living thinking on the dead… [as I am too, here in Arcadia, oh, gone!] Alberdi Ucwese is a poet enamored by the Renaissance in Italy and classical Italian painting, in particular. His literary influences include, inter alia, Dante, Tasso, Ariosto, Bembo, Michelangelo, and da Vinci. Featured Image: “Le berges d’Arcadie” by Nicolas Poussin (1594-1695) NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.