Journey as healing. Poetry as healing



Aftermath, Backwash


Aftermath, Backwash

posted in April, 2019 by the pseudonymous poet, Watt, on his blog, Celluloid Trances (WordPress)

The sky is of sapphire ice drops






Deep Sky, 1984, aquatints. 

James Turrell, American light architect and artist, born 1943.  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC





                         the crowd is worried








Street, Dresden, 1908, reworked 1909, dated 1907, oil on canvas, and details 

Ernst Ludwig   Kirchner, 1880-1938. MOMA, NY

All the things I have, I have in bruised memory,







Self-Portrait, 1886, oil on canvas.

Edvard Munch, 1863-1944, Norwegian.

Najsonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY in 2017/2018

The first canvas signed by the artist; who struggled with severe issues of his mental health his whole adult life.





I ought not hurry to the ride, to the              raining sunshine,







Rain Light, 1889, oil on canvas.  Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Dutch.  Philadelphia Museum of Art




But as time goes by, I hit and run the          mountain and azures, 





Black Monolith VI  (Mask for Terry Adkins, updated version), 2014 acrylic on canvas. 

Jack Whitten, 1939-2018, American

Private collection on loan to the Met Breuer in 2018

Terry Adkins, 1953-2014, musician and artist.



In the pale fire, the grinning moonlight,                                    





Lake Télé, Republic of the Congo, 1998. 

Photograph taken by Michael (Nick) Nichols, American.  On display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, summer 2017




                       and settle on a journey.





Sertig Path (Davos, Switzerland), oil on canvas, 1937. 

Ernst Ludwig   Kirchner, 1880-1938,   Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

The artist was recovering from a breakdown and this place was balm for him.  More than 600 of his works were destroyed by the Nazis beginning in 1933.