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Monday, May 16, 2011

Phyllis Webb / Carl Holsoe - Poem and Painting Pairing



Sitting


by Phyllis Webb


The degree of nothingness 
is important:
to sit emptily
in the sun
receiving fire
that is the way
to mend
an extraordinary world,
sitting perfectly
still
and only 
remotely human.


To look at an extensive gallery of paintings of women sitting, go here.  Quite amazing to see them all together in such quantities...

2 comments:

  1. I was listening to Ideas on CBC today while painting my outside back doors. The show was about one of it's original creators, Phyllis Webb, and I thought of you. It turns out you were writing about her..... Coincidence? I think not.
    What a lovely post.

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  2. Phyllis Webb is one of my favourite Canadian poets...thank you!

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