Donald Hall (b. 1928) continues in the poetic tradition of Robert Frost by living and writing full time on a farm in New Hampshire. The Robert Frost Farm is now a historic landmark after changing hands many times and a long battle by preservationists. Mr. Hall’s literary career is arguable as noteworthy as Frost’s – he too has been Poet Laureate of the United States as well as winning two Guggenheims and a long stretch as poetry editor of the Paris Review. There must be something special about New Hampshire farmland…Reclining Figure is a very short ekphrastic poem inspired by Henry Moore’s sculpture of the same name. I intentionally did not look photographs of Moore’s sculpture before working on this illustration; instead I relied on my aggregate memory of Henry Moore sculptures I’ve seen over the years. This poem evoked very specific colors for me. To read the whole poem and view the sculpture on which it is based, click here. Painting (ink on paper) and composition by me.