Saturday, March 10, 2007

Portrait

By Louise Gluck

A child draws the outline of a body.

She draws what she can, but it is white all through,

she cannot fill in what she knows is there.

Within the unsupported line, she knows

that life is missing; she has cut

one background from another. Like a child,

she turns to her mother.

And you draw the heart

against the emptiness she has created.

via alec soth

painting by Gilad Efrat

4 comments:

Jorge said...

As usual, you've attracted my attention, and made me think. Be well,
J.

Princess Haiku said...

This touches the heart. I haven't read much of this poet and need to find an anthology of her work.

Moon River said...

princess i've found Louise Gluck's poetry site
with most beautiful poetry:
http://www.artstomp.com/gluck/reading.htm

Princess Haiku said...

Moon,
Thanks for the link.