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Turner, Late Painting

This almost empty
canvas
is sister
to an empty page
just as a poem
enters: white

with all
its possibilities
emerging from the brush—
smoke or cloud
or beach foam—

and there in the corner
a patch
of burnt orange
where the sun will
eventually
come up.

Linda Pastan, in Traveling Light

6th April 2013
Tags: Linda Pastan Turner Late Painting thoughts that breathe poetry lit just as a poem enters: white with all its possibilities

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