Art – Poetry – Becky Smith and J. Marechal

For our 2017 Art & Poetry pairing, one pairing was with artist Becky Smith and poet J. Marechal.

Here are the works they created!

Becky provided this artwork to J.:

“The Tempest”
6″ x 6″ oil on panel

In response, J. wrote the following poem:

a clutch of stars
in blurred high mist
the quick caught breath
and clenched tight fist
I know the world is purpling
just outside this kiss
trees reaching high
while the wind whistles low…
the cat sidles by,
grey slope of snow
trees bleeding high
wind whipped whistling low
a moment in my pocket like
candy for the show

Because of timing, Becky also created this image:

“Repairing the Damage”
6″ x 6″ oil on panel

J. wrote the following poem:


some wounds
are a haven
a carved out room
in pretty cut
pain in a dress
of frosted cotton
like thunder tucked
in a snowstorm face
its raining bruises
but i sail on
behind this savior curtain
sleeping deep
the knife
and the hanging


Rebecca’s webpage:

2017 Art-Poetry Pairing main page