Happy National Poetry Month! I'm excited to be continuing my ARTSPEAK series -- this year with poems on the theme of "Happy." Read why in my introductory post.
Poems so far:
Girl in a Yellow Dress after "A Girl in a Yellow Dress, 1917" by Amedeo Modigliani.
When the Stars Come to Town after "Cafe Terrace at Night" by Vincent van Gogh.
On a Golden Day in May after "Checkered House" by Grandma Moses.
Today's piece is "Children Playing on the Beach" by Mary Cassatt. I love Mary Cassatt's work with all it's love and tenderness toward mothers and children. And how happy is this scene, before the sand gets in the child's eyes, or someone's thirsty or gets a sunburn? :)
after “Children Playing on the Beach” by Mary Cassatt
a sweet time
a let-sand-kiss-your-cheek time
so fill your bucket
with sunshine and salt
dig a little crabhole
skitterflap with seagulls
watch the waves get fat,
then flat –
and when it's time to go
bring a bit of seaside
home in your hat.
Today is also Spiritual Journey Thursday, in which we are talking about "renewal." I think beaches are a prime place for renewal... same as above, in that their charms are most magical before the sand gets in the child's eyes, or someone's thirsty or gets a sunburn. We took a beach trip last month with two of our adult sons, and it was the perfect blend of relaxation and fun and good food. Here's my favorite picture from the trip -- a beach picture that's not a beach picture, but instead all of us watching CRAZY RICH ASIANS together:
Be sure to visit Jone at DeoWriter for the latest line in our Progressive Poem!