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Ekphrasis

From Isabel's poetry collection 'Madrid, Madrid, Madrid':
 

The Remains of The Prado

 

 

"I sit down on my foldable canvas seat and carefully examine each painting from a distance of about two metres. One at a time, so that in due course I will have seen all of them, in all of the rooms. Week after week and for however long it takes. And one day in the not too distant future, I will be familiar with all the works of art in the Museum, even if it might mean forsaking them in the end."

(Image: Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2016, by IdR)

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