For our 2017 Art & Poetry pairing, one pairing was with painter Verne Thayer and poet Andrea Lettic.
Here are the works they created!
Verne provided this painting to Andrea:
In response, Andrea wrote the following poem:
This moment in time,
by the swoosh of the brush –
under the leaves of a nearby tree
stood your apple.
Like two streams turning into one river, our shared journey –
once quick and youthful, has matured.
Our thinned skin eroded with lines holds our stories safe
As we move onward out to sea.
The second half of this pairing involved Andrea giving Verne a poem as a starting point. Andrea provided this poem:
Tranquil placid pools do bore
So pirates take to the ocean for a mate.
Suffocating and lowering each other,
away from sun-kissed bliss
into stormy seas of alcohol
where only bottom dwellers with thick shells survive.
Dry salted tears
fall in cycles as frequent as the tides.
Sick to death of each other,
but too tired to deal with the strangers
who would be willing to walk the plank next.
In response, Verne created this painting:
Dimensions: 25″ X 21″ including frame
2017 Art-Poetry Pairing main page