Thursday, January 10, 2013

FF55, 1/11/13 Fling!

 Georgia O'Keeffe is purported
to have written this poem about
" The Tail Of The World" *
You might use a long tail
 I thought, to water ski, skate.
Explore other worlds
when it whips you into space.
You could skim through wetlands and marshes,
scale extra tall hills-
be bubbly or vent every
excitement, frustration and thrill !

                                          *  Lovingly, Georigia, Edited by Clive Gibore; p.108.
 is letters between two women who were good friends for many years. Anita Pollitzer and
 Georgia O'Keefe.
     The outstanding qualities so evident in the the early letters- appears to me- to be an
amazing excitement about everything 'living'. It is down right tiring on occasion!
   However I read a few and skim others, because they do discuss Art & the edgy '291'
 Alfred Stieglitz.started . Also influences in other artistic areas including music and opera.


Brian Miller said...

interesting stuff in those letters...having a tail could help in some ways i guess...smiles.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Having just read a dragon poem, a tail would come in handy. Georgia O'Keeffe was amazing

Heaven said...

Letter writing is a lost art ~ I like how you described the excitement contained in the letters ~

G-Man said...

I don't know if I'd like my private mail being publicly scrutinized years after my death.
It all too creepy.
But it does make for great reading!
Loved your epistolary 55 IzzyBella
Thanks for this very erudite contribution, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Myrna R. said...

I like your poem. And the fact that it's based on letters makes it even more appealing. It's interesting to read what artists wrote.