Friday, April 2, 2010

A Different Palette

She's ninety-two and still
paints with bold colors
on forty-inch square canvases
speckled with lamp black.
These spots, she says, like
the ones I see skitter
across my eyes, remind me to hurry
and paint the crocuses
and cattails at the water's edge
before the hues fade, whiten
and reassemble into neutral shades.

Linda Watskin © 2010

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