Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies At 91

A giant squid rises out of a hayfield

Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies At 91

A weathered barn on a hilltop; a nude woman
sprawled on the slope
below.
 
A giant squid rises out of a hayfield, & the barn
is compassed in tentacles
then a cloud of ink.
 
A man with a fountain pen in his hand
& a pitchfork
in his back
 
walks the cow-path around the barn
& tells the beauty
on the hill
 
to step to it. It's as if her freckled skin
is newly charcoaled
& the hayloft
 
a smokescreen. The cows can't be heard for certain
within the inkblot
but deer
 
creep to the edge of the field on
delicate feet.
 
L. S. Klatt
 

BAP 2011

 

 

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Poem ©2010 L. S. Klatt, all rights reserved. Used by permission of the author and publisher University of Iowa Press. Film ©2012 Motionpoems, Inc., all rights reserved.

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