Day: February 12, 2024

Lorette C. Luzajic: The Place Behind the Orchard

The Place Behind the Orchard

Inspired by Mourning Picture, a painting by Edwin Romanzo Elmer (USA) 1870.

Mourning Picture, by Edwin Romanzo Elmer. Oil on Canvas. 1890.

On an afternoon of clean cashmere clouds and heavy with apples, a girl with a lamb came in from the orchards and plunked herself beside me. She was spilling with stories about meadows and rivers and a clapboard house. She had a doll named Agatha, in a red and yellow buggy, and a pet chicken, but she’d lost them along the way.

Along the way where? I asked her.

To here, she said.

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