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Byron Vazakas

Spring 1950

Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Byron Vazakas

The canvas leaves, the painted trees        seem natural.   Perspective deepens        with the curtain’s rise:   and the        back-drop swims  in  a  pale blue Light. The  music  fades  out  quietly.        The  audience […]

Fall 1948

The Twins

By Byron Vazakas

An Epitaph Grown to full manhood, the brothers   lived alone, a parent to each,   supplanting the parental stem.   As such they died, though by Each other's hand; and in this […]

Fall 1946

Grandmother

By Byron Vazakas

       Collage of wood, needle point       page from bible, pressed flowers           by Arthur C. Dove        (Museum of Modern Art) There could have been violets or a   black silk bag, the climate […]

Fall 1946

Palisades Park: 1913

By Byron Vazakas

         (To the memory of my father             in a straw boater) After the trolley’s laborious ascent,   the evening landscape restfully   retired to the murmurous insects   and the threat of green. And […]