Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91

Tom Jacobsen maakte een korte film gebaseerd op ‘Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91’, een gedicht van L.S. Klatt.

ANDREW WYETH, PAINTER, DIES AT 91

A weathered barn on a hilltop; a nude woman
sprawled on the slope
below.

A giant squid rises out of a hayfield, & the barn
is compassed in tentacles
then a cloud of ink.

A man with a fountain pen in his hand
& a pitchfork
in his back

walks the cow-path around the barn
& tells the beauty
on the hill

to step to it. It’s as if her freckled skin
is newly charcoaled
& the hayloft

a smokescreen. The cows can’t be heard for certain
within the inkblot
but deer

creep to the edge of the field on
delicate feet.

L.S. Klatt

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