Et in Arcadia Ego

Vipin Bharathan
1 min readApr 9, 2020

Even in paradise, I am there

After Poussin

Magnolia in full bloom: Conservatory Garden inside Central Park 108 & Fifth April 6, 2020 by VB

Eyes go up to the blue sky
Catch on pink masses of Magnolias
The grim masked figures below
Are lost, but they are there

In the empyrean, gravity tugs earthward
On warming days, pink swirls to earth
To wither and darken into soil
Limn the shadow
Etch the shape, the color, the smell of life
To o’erlast winter into next spring