Leaf

 

Leaf
Seán Hewitt, Irish born 1990 

in Tongues of Fire published in 2020

 

 

For woods are forms of grief
grown from the earth. For they creak
with the weight of it.

 

 

 

 

 

For each tree is an altar to time.

 

 

No, 185, wood, paint and chalk, 2016.

Leonardo Drew, American born 1961.  The Joyner Giuffrida Collection on view at the Baltimore Art Museum in 2019.

 

The artist says that he is not a found object artist.  He creates his work in his studio.

He says:  “We are connected to nature and not separate from it.  We are all lived in and weathered.  I do not distance myself from this process.  I become the weather.  It is important to understand the layering, the history, and the nature of  nature…”

 

 

For the oak, whose every knot

guards a hushed cymbal of water.

 

 

Red oak leaves, Winterthur and a red Oak behind a Florida dogwood at Mt. Cuba, Delaware in late autumn

 

 

For how the silver water holds

 

 

 

A small lake below the meadow garden in Mt. Cuba, Delaware.  A red oak in the meadow garden.  Late autumn.

 

 

the heavens in its eye.

 

 

 

 

For the axletree of heaven

and the sleeping coil of wind

 

 

 

 

 

and the moon keeping watch.

 

 

 

Full-moon maple cultivar (Acer Japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’), Winterthur Delaware in late September 2022

 

 

For how each leaf traps light as it falls.

 

 

 

Hosta in mid- and late-Autumn, Winterthur, Delaware

 

 

For even in the nighttime of life

 

it is worth living, just to hold it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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