Writing Categories Archives: Woodland Banners Poetry

These poems were written to accompany Steven Durland’s Woodland Banners, his artworks hanging in the woods at Frog Pond Farm, the place we share in Saxapahaw, N.C. He named each one after an artist. I wrote these poems using those artists’ own words. More to come…

  • Motherwell

    Art is an experience, not an object. / The game is organizing states of feeling. / Through painting I discover how I feel. …


  • Marc

    Art today is moving in directions / that our forebears couldn’t know. ? The Horsemen of Apocalypse …


  • Delacroix

    Of which beauty will you speak? / There are many: / there are a thousand: …


  • Géricault

    I have painted a father holding the body of his son. / I have painted a dead horse. / I have painted a horse frightened by lightning.


  • Picasso

    Art is an instrument of war. / Yes, art is dangerous. / Where it is chaste, it is not art. …


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