Today’s ekphrastic poem, “Detail of a Peacock” comes from a postcard of the Chora Church/Kariye Museum in Istanbul, which is recognized as one of the best-preserved and most beautiful collections of Orthodox Byzantine art in the world. If you ever find yourself in Istanbul, GO THERE. Because there is so much to take in and so many well-known stories depicted on the walls, I decided I’d do better to narrow my focus to just one decorative element, which is where this poem comes from.
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