Art – Poetry – Carol Frieswick and Patty Cahill

For our 2018 Art & Poetry pairing, one pairing was with artist Carol Frieswick and poet Patty Cahill.

Here are the works they created!

Carol Frieswick provided this artwork to Patty:

In response, Patty wrote the following poem:


Waking up before dawn,
The Beach,
An early morning walk

A beautiful Sunrise
Before my eyes

A sign another delightful beach day

The Ocean calm,

Its nature

The second half of this pairing involved Patty giving Carol a poem as a starting point. Patty provided this poem:


Putting on my coat
Leashing my dog
This crisp Autumn morning

Walking along early
The cool air, refreshing

Crunch, crunch crunch,
The fallen leaves
Beneath my feet

Unexpectedly spotting
A bird’s nest
A nearby bush
I gently lift it

Perfectly and carefully built
The nest a symbol of Love:
Paper, tape and twigs entwined

A mother’s instinct:
To shelter her babies

In response, Carol created this artwork:

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