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.