PF detail from Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Beach Scene, Guernsey (Children by the Sea in Guernsey) - 1883;


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Krikor Der Hohannesian has been writing poetry for many years but has only been submitting his work for the past six years or so. He also serves as Assistant Treasurer of the New England Poetry Club. His poems have recently  appeared in The Evansville Review, The South Carolina Review, Atlanta Review, The New Renaissance, Chiron Review, Chrysalis Reader and Peregrine. He credits his love of writing to his grandfather who fled the Turkish genocide in 1910 and was the founder of the first Armenian language newspaper in the United States as well as being a writer of short stories, poetry and essays.


Mood Indigo

With your Cheshire cat smile
framed in night’s gelid indigo,
you, in crescent, grin down
from your pock-marked face  
veiled by earth’s perfect shadow
masking what – a seductive
wink, a twinkle of deviltry?
And behold Venus, beauty
mark at your shoulder, such
conspiracy! Come then,
my love, let open the shade,
let us drown in a tide
of deep blue lunacy.

"La Nuit Etoilée” by Vincent Van Gogh