About this work


Flagrantis speculum veneris (Loveknot)

1997
Oil on canvas
56 x 66 in.

 

"Flagrantis speculum veneris (Loveknot)"
by Stephen Yenser

I am flesh and flower
That each other devour.
Tongue-tied lovers know
It's myself I swallow.
 
This poem was written to title and accompany the painting in the book 
Another Language of Flowers (New York: George Braziller 1998).