Observations (in the raw)
I sit in the studio reading poetry. After several days of intense physical labor, my body is tired, but my mind seems overly active. So I give it something to concentrate on that is more like a vacation. I give it W.S. Merwin's poetry. Specifically, his new book, The Moon Before Morning, which arrived just this morning. As I read through it, I know he is writing about Hawai'i and that, plus his words, make me feel extremely...good. It is the sort of good that comes at the end of a particularly successful day. Today feels that way.
Sitting in the studio, I realize I have missed painting. I need something new to work on. That also makes me feel good.
Pat Greenwell is an artist. A painter and sometimes poet, he has been searching the New Mexico desert for a couple of years now, looking for lost possibilities and probable intentions.
"...mostly stream-of-consciousness stuff, you know...