alchemy

 

Emily Dickinson, Rivendell, a white feather & the art of Joseph Cornell

puzzles & sea voyages, a window, a book, a spiral glass circle

a gold thread, a tree—meteor the mind—lion, dragon, bird


a cormorant comes to visit

lamppost

&

pine

 

compatriots

confidants

 

colleagues

in twilight

 

pointillism

montage

 

“transition, the energizing spirit”

                                      Emerson

 

sequins

& gossamer

 

winged

mountain sky


stars & sunflowers

“in the realm of the imagination as plain as the sky is to a fisherman”

                                                     —William Carlos Williams

a bridge across the canyon across the sea

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Van Gogh, Woolf, Cervantes, O’Keefe, Williams, Stevens

fields, waves, flowers, windmills

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the light shelters us—

as time engages us in the theoretical

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hydrangeas, catalogues, cathedrals, streetcars
horses, watercolors, clouds, trees, doors


Marcia Arrieta’s work appears in Clockwise Cat, Of/with, Fourteen Hills, Eratio, Moss Trill, Osiris, Spillway, Wicked Alice, Rivet, Posit, and Stoneboat. She is the author of two poetry collections: archipelago counterpoint (BlazeVOX 2015) and triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, thyme (Otoliths 2011). She edits and publishes Indefinite Space, a poetry/art journal.