Black Wash-a poem by Miriam Sagan

Written in Iceland a half dozen years ago…

black lines on paper
imitate the serpentine
curve of water,
or some part of the body
we prefer to hold on to

To read the whole poem–http://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/

Very happy that Plum Tree Tavern is publishing again–ecological voices for our difficult time.

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About Miriam Sagan

I'm blogging about poetry, land art, haiku, women artists, road trips, and Baba Yaga at Miriam's Well (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com). The well is ALWAYS looking to publish poetry on our themes, sudden fiction, and guest bloggers and musers.

3 thoughts on “Black Wash-a poem by Miriam Sagan

  1. http://theplumtreetavern.blogspot.in/SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017 Black Wash by Miriam Sagan

    maybe the watercolor has smeared because it is raining outside and the river is rising by the abandoned hydroelectric dam which now is just picturesque

    in the cement hut a table is still set with teacups, and the window has been perfectly filled with volcanic stones

    black lines on paper imitate the serpentine curve of water, or some part of the body we prefer to hold on to

    the pregnant woman has set a bit of sheep’s vertebra on a pile of dirt and hung the whole thing on the wall with an imaginary painting of snow and darkness

    in the rain, the sheep take shelter in old shacks and machinery when you speak Icelandic to the ram his ears perk back and his eyes shine.

    Congratulations ! beautiful poem! love and light,angelee

    On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 10:30 PM, Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond wrote:

    > [image: Boxbe] This message is eligible > for Automatic Cleanup! (comment-reply@wordpress.com) Add cleanup rule > > | More info > > > Miriam Sagan posted: ” Written in Iceland a half dozen years ago… black > lines on paper imitate the serpentine curve of water, or some part of the > body we prefer to hold on to To read the whole poem–http:// > theplumtreetavern.blogspot.com/ Very happy that Pl” >

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