Guatam Verma


The End: A Triptych for Mark Rothko



                                                                                                                 no highway home no end in sight
                                                                                                                 no way out no turning back
                                                                                                                 black on gray gray in black




                                              weight, volume, density; texture, tonality; surface, depth, the

                                           void, that is                           the opening

it’s the direction that’s the mystery (MR)





                                           the end’s by                           arriving at it


                                           this is the end:                      coming to see



Gautam Verma lives and works in Piacenza, Italy, where he has been the past few years since completing graduate work at the University of Denver. He has poems out or forthcoming from 26, Blaze Vox, Big Bridge, Word For/Word, Drunken Boat, Diagram and Moria among others and a trio of chapbooks – “Tombs” and “In Ladakh” from Shearsman and “Soundings” from Blaze Vox ebooks.