ART/RSP 299: Gathering in the Garden: Poetry and Studio Art



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I remember you
sitting in the woods,
Gathering in the children
Gathering in the
sights and sounds.
You’re expression
warm, kind patient
as the children crawl over you.

I remember
Sitting on this rock
breathing in the scent of the woods
Trying to bring in
the calm I see in you
Amid the chaos
Of children befriending you
Of parents attempting
To capture the moment
With their devices
Of plastic, wires and glass.

Publication Date

Summer 2021


University of Southern Maine Art Department, book arts, student work, drawing, poetry


Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Book and Paper | Poetry

ILJA by Paula Shevenell



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