Sonnet "La Maschera"


Cherie Greene
38 Laval St, Apt 1


Sonnet "La Maschera"

Slam Free or Die poetry event

LocationContinent: North America
Country: United States
Location: Stark Brewing Company
Address: Putnam St, 155, Manchester, 03102
City: Manchester
County: Hillsborough County
State/Province: New Hampshire

Event detailsAbstract:
Open mic presentation describing Commedia dell'Arte, followed by poem reading and excerpt from a play in my novel Zani.


La Maschera


Affixing his creation to his face

he masks his native countenance of skin.

A shaman’s visage veils the commonplace,

allowing what was buried to be seen.

He disinters the shrouded Harlequin

from deep beneath the strata of control,

and brushes off the savage chained within—

the feral face—the prehistoric soul.

This artificial front made up for show

unbinds instinct and cages forged restraint.

It makes the masked essence corporeal,

this paradox of leather brow, of paint,

of pulp and paste: he holds his guise concealed

and hides himself, that he may be revealed.


Type of event:
- Performance

Beginning: 24/02/2022 End: 24/02/2022


Organization details Cherie Greene