Tag: art

Accessory

I wrote a poem on a piece of a grocery sack today. A few months ago I bought the above two pieces of artwork, or as they are called on the back “wall accessories” at a thrift store. They are both prints from 1972…

April 6 Birthday: Raphael

Raphael I shall not soon forget that sight: The glow of autumn’s westering day, A hazy warmth, a dreamy light, On Raphael’s picture lay. It was a simple print I saw, The fair face of a musing boy; Yet, while I gazed, a sense…

Poem Town

I just submitted a grant application for a project I’ve been thinking about . . . maybe all my life. Poem Town. There’s some inspiration there from Edgar Lee Masters who created Spoon River Anthology, a collection of poems from former residents of Spoon River talking…

Upcoming Workshop: Turn an ordinary chair into a poetic work of art

Enjoy a creative morning at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry and design a poetry-art chair. ROMP has several on display featuring the works of Whitman, Dickinson, Sexton, Yeats, Bukowski and more. Join ROMP director Shaun Perkins, who will facilitate a museum tour, give…

We Work in the Dark

It is a hood ornament for my printer,Both black, both exactlyThe same length. Where did it liveIn his house? A few miles from here,The Grand River snakes between cliffsWhere a train used to run,Its whistle charting my mother’s sleep.

I Went Out to Play

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves.” Carl Jung’s words illustrate the importance of play in our lives. From it come the things…