Posted: February 4, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1987, 19th century, abstract art, fauvism, fountain, French, girl, lake, Les Nabis, lithograph, Maurice Denis, mirror, print, reflection, Symbolist
The Reflection in the Fountain. Maurice Denis. 1897.
Posted: February 3, 2014 Filed under: Poetry, Writing | Tags: American, Boston, Crossing the Water: Transitional Poems, lake, mirror, poet, reflection, Sylvia Plath, truth, woman
By Sylvia Plath
I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful —
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over.
Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.
Posted: September 12, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1919, golden hair, lake, landscape, meredith frampton, nude, swans
Nude With Flying Swans. Meredith Frampton. 1919.
Posted: July 21, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1913, Arenig, beautiful, james dickson, James Dickson Innes, lake, landscape, Mountains, nature, painting, UK, Wales
Arenig, North Wales. James Dickson Innes. 1913.