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How Deep My Pleasure

Post #1554 • May 30, 2012, 5:55 PM • 1 Comment

From "The Painters" by William Corbett.

DeKooning, Jack "The Dripper,"
Guston, Kline Life
prints your paintings
Excavation, Mahoning,
Attar, Blue Poles,
compelling me to the cellar
where I brush housepaint on woodscraps and shingles.
Dream of youth there to see
instantly ridiculous.
But the feelings, the freedom,
the charge in your work
is there to this day.
Bluhm, Goldberg, Hartigan,
Mitchell, Leslie, Held
book spread open on lap
how deep my pleasure
like swimming under water
not wanting to come up.

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Richard Beagle

June 17, 2012, 9:40 AM

What an incredible way to represent painting in a poem! And a pleasantly unusual subject and slant.

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