Five Poems for and from the Studio
A stretcher A shelf A sled A ladder
Painting says I can
stand on my own, see
work see wait
look work see
look and there
Painting, we hang up your coat of canvas
today you are standing wood.
The Shaker Room at the Met
“ultility, neatness, simplicity, perfection
pine, cherry, maple, beech, cedar
Stove, shovel, tongs
Looking glass (cedar, maple)
What are the Materials of Painting?
There is the wood.
There is the cloth.
There is the paint.
There is the water,
the wood scraps, screws and glue.
There are the tools—
hammer, pliers, jars, drill, plastic, arms.
Wise Object (Talking to a Tough Painting)
Ladder, what? What? What?
What? What? What? What?
The Studio Window