Aimee Bender, Audre Lord, Belle Journal, color, contemporary artists, Diane Lockwood, Marge Piercy, margo roby, Pablo Neruda, poetry prompt, Ruth Stone, Sylvia Plath, W.S. Merwin, William Sitting Bull
So, I’m a big fan of Margo Roby’s Wordgathering blog and her Poem Tryout for today was all about color. And since I’ve been thinking a lot about this topic myself:
1) because I’m highly anticipating Aimee Bender’s new collection of short stories, The Color Master and 2) because I just put together a collection of my own art for Belle Journal [will link to the gallery when it’s up],
I have decided to give you a selection of poems and paintings to complement Margo’s post.
First a sampling of some contemporary art:
Profile on Red by Delia Parvu
Fire Horses by Maria Spencer
Image #29 by William Sitting Bull
Large White Flowers in Vase by Susanna Shap
Image #32 by William Sitting Bull
Flirting with a violin by Anna Razumovskaya
And now the poems:
Colors Passing Through Us by Marge Piercy
The Summer He Left by Diane Lockward [You have to scroll]
White on White by Ruth Stone [Ignore the nasty comment. Someone please send me a better link if you can find it.]
And that should be enough to get you going for now. I’m sure I’ve left some really good poems out. If you have one, please post in the comments.
margo roby said:
This was more damn fun. I’ll link back to it Thursday when I post my more ruminative content. Thank you for the supplementing. I look forward to seeing your art for Belle Journal.
So many poems, as you say. I had fun sitting and trawling through my head. I finally picked Elinor Wylie’s Puritan Sonnet.
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Hannah Gosselin said:
Supplement indeed!! What a wonderful collection! Thank you!
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