Posts by suellen wedmore

Reading ‘Elephant’

By on Mar 3, 2013 in Poetry | 3 comments

A sight-reading child, I thrilled to the image sheathed in a word—              elephant— the elongated contour, the tall l, h, and t, transporting me to an African              savannah, to baobab trees and a striped big top, a sequined gymnast in arabesque on a blanketed, thick-skinned back.              Circus of the preposterous—who created your enormous folds? That thousand- muscled trunk, your euphonium...

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Dinner at the Museum of Fine Arts

By on Nov 11, 2012 in Poetry | 2 comments

                …the object is not to make art,                 but to be in the wonderful state which makes art inevitable.                                                 —Robert Henri: The Art Spirit   For an appetizer, try olives à la Picasso,      ...

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