Thursday, September 17, 2009

one word fauves: paintbrush

Willem de Koonig's Pink Angels

willem on his floor
pollock ripping off
the undersea
I have you
to give me
portraits in the deeps
that fathom not
& fathom even
naughtier; rothko
squires his visibility
in houston's dank,
pixilations run
the street of cy
twombly's back
door. I would
climb back down
the ladder to see
to know
the rest,
to ask if now
our plenty.



Anonymous Teresa said...

I really like the rhythm and flow of this one, Murat. I love the lines "to give me / portraits in the deeps / that fathom not / & fathom even naughtier"! The image of pixilations running rampant down the streets makes me think of Harry Potter!

Good to read a Murat poem. Hope that all is going well!

12:54 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: All is well. A bit of breathing room at the end of the day, time to slip down the oneword lane. Frank O' Hara, one of the poets of the New York School that paralleled the New York School of Painters (de Koonig being one), wrote a collection entitled Lunch Poems, all written during his hurried lunch hour in Manhattan. These oneworders feel like wrinkle in time poems in the same way.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

Quiet, thoughtful stroll through the gallery. Nice to find the lights on here. I like the division in Cy Twombly's name - pixels running down the street of cy...

6:32 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Sista D: I like your catch on the cy/sigh line break: in the doing, I missed it, but I like it.

10:31 AM  
Blogger Tammie Lee said...

I have always enjoyed how you find amazing art to accompany your wonderful words. Hello from the road, Yellowstone and Tetons here I come~

10:56 AM  
Blogger San said...

Paschal, I just saw a painting by Wilhelm's wife Elaine at the Albuquerque Museum. I was struck by how wonderfully frenetic it was. It makes these Pink Angels so calm, so in repose, by comparison. I believe they have "climbed back down the know the rest..." Yes, they are at rest. Their now is their plenty. Such a turn of words, down the ladder, all the way.

3:31 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

MizLee: Travel wide, travel far, travel with your exquisite eye. I look forward to what your eyes bring back for us...

7:52 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Sista San: I'll go see if I kin find the painting. Up and down the ladder...

7:54 AM  
Blogger anno said...

I loved the stroll, but that closing declaration was like warm sun on bare skin, just perfect.

9:56 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno: That's just what it was there for, sun-girl.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the painting is sideways. you need to rotate it once to the left

6:40 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anonymous: Thank you for the tip. Much betta. And mea culpa.

9:38 PM  

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