Marcia Arrieta

seaweed & the imagination

“The poet should say very little in propria persona.”

the waves are
leaves of resemblance
are questions

a philosophy
a cargo
an unwritten book

angel lion bird blue yellow wings gossamer eyes shreds of rose petals handwritten paradoxes stitched oak leaves experimentation is an osprey torrents of reflections learning Francis paintings Borges Ficciones agape
intaglio an engraving or incised figure in stone or other hard material depressed below the surface so that an impression from the design yields an image in relief eagle blue tape calendar pages sunflowers spirals the indefinite clear water paintbrush the lives across deserts & sky the cross the resurrection the color purple the drawings the space like wings do not fade change direction Dali’s Persistence of Memory Frankenthaler’s Mountains and Sea oaks eucalyptus sands winds rain sun the river strong
winter leaf in snow landscapes palette knives forged steel fly-fishing lithographs watercolours mountains nomads courtyards nests footsteps mirrors books prayers the visionary became a turnip crawled into a tree scattered stars expected no answers
on the back page of the pre-operative testing appointment sheet woodpeckers bees bridges windmills Plath Berryman the shells the flowers white rose blue pen paints to open the trees need trimming between branches space to breathe
Marcia Arrieta’s recent work can be found in Word For/Word, The Inflectionist Review, Osiris, The American Journal of Poetry, The Meadow, Big Scream, Spectra, & Borrowed Solace, among others. Last year, a book of her collages & poetry through time waves (Arteidolia) and her fourth poetry collection within sky (BlazeVOX) were published. She edits & publishes Indefinite Space, a poetry/art journal.
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