Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A BOUQUET FOR MISS O'KEEFE --Poets United/flowers


yes, no one knew flowers         better than georgia        or how to paint them

make them look just like a woman’s “cooter”   and when called out     deny it

oh… she was a tricky woman      with wily ways           smart, crafty, cunning

and what a painter…                each flower                  she selected

she rendered it perfectly         with her skills              onto the canvas

intimate/personal                     tender                          miss o’keeffe

with her                                   lake george                   her new york city

her new mexico landscape            abiquiu                    the pedernal (which she 
                                                                                      painted so often, she said
                                                                                      god gave it to her)        

skulls and bones                       crosses in the desert      ghost ranch

the lawrence tree                      red poppy flowers         ranchos church

slightly open shell                     slightly open knees      lilies white and pink

jimsonweed, white flower #1     or devil’s snare            or angel’s trumpet

pink sweet peas                        mons pubis                  labia majora

labia minora                 clitoris/vaginal opening           deny it to her dying day

still…all there              for us to see                 a daring woman for her day…or any day

you would have to be blind not to see    the painter she was         a giant among artists

May 24, 2017                                     


Sherry Marr said...

She was daring indeed....and her art spectacular. Loved this poem, my friend.

Gillena Cox said...

This is a very vivid poem, would have luvved to see some of her paintings

Thanks for dropping in to read mine, Annell

much love...

Myrna R. said...

What a wonderful write about Georgia O'keef. You celebrate her controversial paintings and even her denying what is so visible. I bet she laughed about this. I like your explicit anatomy lesson. Don't deny it.

Anonymous said...

I was always drawn to her Art, but didn't understand why until much later. Thank you for your vivid portrayal of a woman who was definitely ahead of her time,


Susan said...

Bravo! I think you got in all of the essence of her existence, of the amazing beauty she lived in.

Thotpurge said...

Very nicely done!!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is such a gorgeous tribute!!❤️

Jae Rose said...

As are you - a true giant of word and image xo

Nicholas V said...

A great tribute to a great artist!