Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Painter Joan Mitchell and Poet James Schuyler Go Right on Shining

Two Poems by James Schuyler

Daylight

And when I thought,
“Our love might end”
the sun
went right on shining













Sunday

The mint bed is in

bloom: lavender haze
day. The grass is
more than green and
throws up sharp and
cutting lights to
slice through the
plane tree leaves. And
on the cloudless blue
I scribble your name.



© Estate of Joan Mitchell


Despite this fierce photo, Schuyler's readings of his poems is incredibly gentle. He, Ashbery, O'Hara and Koch were part of a New York group of poets, who retreated to the Hamptons in summer and collaborated with painters Mitchell, Larry Rivers, Jane Freulicher, Nell Blaine, and Grace Hartigan.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog Tarpon Springs house painters and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

    ReplyDelete