Thursday, August 27, 2020

ArtSpeak: RED poem "Red Skirt"

 Today's ArtSpeak: RED poem is the first in a small grouping of Picasso art pieces I'll be responding to, all featuring the color red. It makes me long for a red skirt! Perhaps I will make one ?? I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, thank you so much for reading!

Red Skirt

A red skirt
doesn't stop
the hurt

but it does fluff
and swaddle,

creates a nest
for me
to move past
the mad --

or at least
a space
to sit and rest.

- Irene Latham


  1. "Swaddle" is a great word with its echoes of babies. Love.

  2. Great sounds in your poem, Irene! 💗
    I love the confidence of Picasso's hand. I feel like I can see her rising from the page as he worked. xo

  3. Love the idea of a skirt creating a nest "to move past the mad--". I look forward to future Picasso "red" paintings and the poems you'll create.

  4. The protection of a skirt...that's new for me. Great red painting to pair with this poem.


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