Robert Creeley

Matisse Flowers and Vase

Artful, in age he could tie his hand to a stick
And paint with it,
Make an image like this one.
Nothing seemed missed.

Here -- look in to look out,
See what all that was about,
Find color's counterpoint,
Line holding the whole inside.

Let your eye wander,
Your thought meander.
Feeling saunter.
Mind maunder.


Matisse Flowers and Vase


The 2River View
3_3 (Spring 1999)