Pastel (3)

Posted March 17, 2018 by ManicDdaily
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Looking at Bonnard, thinking of Trixie. Pastel and charcoal on paper, 2018, all rights reserved.

Pastel (2)

Posted March 17, 2018 by ManicDdaily
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Pastel made thinking of Chagall, still listening to Colbert. Pastel and charcoal on paper, 2018, all rights reserved.

Pastel

Posted March 16, 2018 by ManicDdaily
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Looking at Redon (listening to Colbert). Pastel on paper, 2018

Dear Place

Posted March 15, 2018 by ManicDdaily
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Dear Place

Dear place at the back of my brain
where my grandfather straps skates to his shoes
and glides,
a blue wind with rose face,
along a sweep of my mother’s memory—

my mother loved to sweep—hand her a broom
and you kept her happy
for an hour—

I never saw my grandfather to recall—
he is a flash in the grey of old Kodachrome
where I am a shock of pale bang and sparked
round eyes – I must be quiet for some time to find
that horizon where he skates and
where my mother who was so wounded,

smiles, and where what is ice
is only shine and we all stretch out against it
like strings that might make music
when bowed.

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Here is a poem for my prompt “Dear Poems” on Real Toads. I am sorry to have been so absent; working a great deal.

 

Peephole

Posted February 3, 2018 by ManicDdaily
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Circus, Budapest, 19 May 1920 Andre Kersetz

Peephole

I peeped on one leg
through the hole at the head
of my life
pressing my face to the knots
of future’s would,
as if to squeeze through an eye
and with it drag
a soul,
thinking my “I” a needle
and the fabric of the world something it could pierce
and then re-piece —

It would have been better,
I realized somewhat later,
simply to stand on two feet, forgo
the eyestrain.

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Poem of sorts inspired by Kerry O’ Connor’s photographic prompt (the photograph above) on RealToads.

I have two new children’s books out, which I should devote a whole post to–they are Melanie’s Twinkle and Good Light Room.  They are both (I think) pretty cute and I am very proud of them.  Check them out!  Get one!

 

 

 

Moon!

Posted January 24, 2018 by ManicDdaily
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Charcoal on paper, 2018, all rights reserved.

Little Dog Lost

Posted January 24, 2018 by ManicDdaily
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Charcoal on paper, 2018, all rights reserved.