Reflections on the Teche this week's host of Poetry Friday.
I've never known a birthday twin before and have started close reading and writing with Catherine, Margaret, Julie, and Heidi.
It's so fun I'm throwing confetti as you read this.
Last week I enjoyed pairing a known painting and a known poem so much, that I wanted to the activity again.
This might be fun with students....asking students to find (or create) an image to pair with a poem and give reasons why.
Take a look at one of my favorite poets, Linda Pastan and painter Pierre Bonnard. Both had me at Vermilion.
Pierre Bonnard would enter
the museum with a tube of paint
in his pocket and a sable brush.
Then violating the sanctity
of one of his own frames
he'd add a stroke of vermilion
to the skin of a flower.
Just so I stopped you
at the door this morning
and licking my index finger, removed
an invisible crumb
from your vermilion mouth. As if
at the ritual moment of departure
I had to show you still belonged to me.
As if revision were
the purest form of love.
~Linda PastanPastan, Linda. “Vermilion.” PoemHunter.com, The Poem Hunter, 13 Jan. 2003, www.poemhunter.com/poem/vermilion/.
|Pierre Bonnard | The Green Blouse | The Met.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I.e. The Met Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,|