Monday, October 12, 2009


"WINTER BEACH GRASS" by Nancy Merkle

I have opened this new blog as a place for myself and others to share a love of fine paintings and fine poetry.

If you have a favorite poem, e-mail me the name and author, or the URL address. If I like it, I will print it. I will choose a painting to go with it, and post it here, naming you as the "contributor".


"A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit

As old medallions to the thumb

Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown -

A poem should be wordless
As the flight of birds

A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs

Leaving, as the moon releases
Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,

Leaving, as the moon behind the water leaves
Memory by memory the mind -

A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs

A poem should be equal to:
Not true

For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf

For love, the leaning grasses
And two lights above the sea -

A poem should not mean
But be"

~ by Archibald MacLeish

1 comment:

  1. Kewl new blog Julie. I like! I'm going to send you one of my favorite poems. Can we also send poetry we have written ourselves? xoxoxo