ARTSPEAK! began in 2015 as my Poem-a-Day Project for National Poetry Month. I selected images found in the online collections of the National Gallery of Art and wrote poems focusing on dialogue, conversations, what does the piece say?

For 2016, I'm pleased to share ARTSPEAK! Plant. Grow. Eat.

30. "Garden Rabbit's Dream" after Garden Figurine: Rabbit by Maurice Van Felix
29. "These Al Fresco Summer Nights"  after Repast in the Garden by Edouard Vuillard
28. "Strawberry Basket"  after Strawberry Basket by William Spiecker
27. "When We Meet in the Garden"  after The Artist's Garden at Argentheuil - A Corner of the Garden with Dahlias by Claude Monet
26. "Sunday Afternoon"  after Madame Monet and her Son by Auguste Renoir
25. "Let Us Now Praise Leafy Things"  after The Gardener - Old Peasant with Cabbage by Camille Pissarro
24. "Just Like the Garden" after On the Fence by Winslow Homer
23. "What Grapes Say" after Plate by Dorothy Posten
22. "A Dream of Wheat"  after Field of Green Wheat by Vincent van Gogh
21. "Fruit Jar"  after Fruit Jar by J. Howard Iams
20. "Child in the Garden"  after The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil by Claude Monet
19. "Math Lesson (from the Garden)" after Still Life with Lemons and Oranges wit Blue Gloves by Vincent van Gogh
18. "Gardening Basics" after The Watering Can/Emblems: the Garden by Roger de La Fresnaye
17. "Mary in the Garden"  after Reading in the Garden by Pompeo Mariani 
16. "This Wheelbarrow"  after A Woman Emptying a Wheelbarrow by Camille Pissarro
15. "A Dream of Sheep"  after Warm Afternoon by Winslow Homer
14. "Harvest"  after The Last Days of Harvest by Winslow Homer
13. "Anticipation (in the Garden)"  after George Moore in the Artist's Garden by Edouard Manet
12. "Gathering Fruit"  after Gathering Fruit by Mary Cassatt
11. "Bread's Lament"  after Boy with Basket of Fruit by an unknown American artist
10. "After the Fire"  after Ruined Farm by Hubert Robert
9. "Cow at the Gate"  after Landscape with Open Gate by Pieter Molijin
8. "I Am the Plate"  after Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit by Paul Cezanne
7. "Courtship (According to the Cat)" after Rustic Courtship by Winslow Homer
6. "Courage"  after Planting Corn by Stanley Mazur
5. "Orchard Barber Shop"  after Gardener Pruning a Tree by Jacques Callot
4. "Gardener's Companion" after The Watering Can by Georges Seurat
3. "Man, Reading"  after Denoisel Reading in the Garden by James Tissot
2. "At the Vegetable Market"  after Vegetable Market at Pontoise by Camille Pissarro
1. "Triolet for Planting Day" after The Artist's Garden at Eragny by Camille Pissarro


1  "Baby at Play" by Thomas Eakins.
2  "Sewing Chair" by Dorothy Johnson.
3  "The Railway" by Edouard Manet.
"The Black Rocks of Trouville" by Gustave Courbet.
"Cat Watching Caged Bird" by Jacques Callot.
"The Sick Chicken" by Winslow Homer.
Mortars and Pestles" by Elizabeth Moutal.
"Head of a Dog" by Auguste Renoir.
"Girl in a Boat with Geese" by Berthe Morisot
10  "Cutout of Animals" by an unknown 19th Century American artist.
11  Riders on the Beach at Dieppe" by Rene Pierre Charles Princeteau.
12  "New England Farm in Winter" by unknown 19th Century American artist.
13  "A Monday Washing, New York City" by an unknown 19th century American artist.
14  "The Music Lesson: Studio of Gerard ter Borch the Younger" by an anonymous (Dutch) artist.
15  "Man Crying Out" by Rembrandt.
16  "The Road" by Edgar Degas.
17  "Bathers Caught in a Storm" by Felix Vollotton.
18  "Snake and Butterfly" from the workshop of Johann Teyler.
19  “Fisherman Spearing a Fish” by John La Farge.
20   "The Flower Beds in Holland" by Vincent van Gogh.
21 "The Dance Lesson" by Edgar Degas.
22  "Straw Hat, Bag, and Umbrella" by Frederick Peto.
23  "Rowing Scene" by E. Levy.
24  "Still Life with Bottles and Fruit" by Alexej von Jawlensky.
25  "Four Boys on a Beach" by Winslow Homer.
26  Horses in a Meadow" by Edgar Degas.
27  "Woman with a Parasol" by Claude Monet.
28  "Boat and Trees" by Jacoba van Heemskerck van Beest.
29  "The Bath" by Mary Cassatt.
30 "Young Girl Reading" by Jean-Honore Fragonard.

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