Martin-Vinci

Martin-Vinci

I Can See Humility Agnes Martin I can see humilityDelicate and whiteIt is satisfyingJust by itself… And Trustabsolute trusta gifta precious gift I would rather think of humility thananything else. Humility, the beautiful daughter She cannot do either right or wrongShe does not do anythingAll of her ways are emptyInfinitely light and delicateShe treads an…

Manic Street Preachers-Picasso

Manic Street Preachers-Picasso

 Pablo Picasso ‘Guernica’ 1937 (3,49 x 7,76) My Guernica Manic Street Preachers I’m small and I am tiredI’m blurred to bits and wiredI’m nothing in this universeNothing but pieces and dust Appearing in more repeats The mirror man has seen defeatHide away be old and greyAlfred J. Prufnock would be proud of me Keep it…

Mare-Breughel

Mare-Breughel

Brueghel’s Winter Walter de la Mare Jagg’d mountain peaks and skies ice-green Wall in the wild, cold scene below. Churches, farms, bare copse, the sea In freezing quiet of winter show; Where ink-black shapes on fields in flood Curling, skating, and sliding go. To left, a gabled tavern; a blaze; Peasants; a watching child; and…

Markham-Millet

Markham-Millet

Jean Millet, The Man with the Hoe Oil on canvas. Private Collection. The Man with the Hoe Edwin Markham God made man in His own image In the image of God He made him.–Genesis Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground, The emptiness of ages in…

Mallarme-Renoir

Mallarme-Renoir

In Villa des Arts Stéphane Mallarmé In Villa des Artsbij de Avenue De Clichyvind je het atelier van monsieur Renoirdie bij het schilderenvan een naakte vrouwzich verre houdt van de kleur blauw     Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé (Renoir) Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé (Nadar)     Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé (Manet) August Renoir    …

Mahon-Ucello

Mahon-Ucello

A Hunt in the forest (Links) A Hunt in the forest (Rechts) Paolo Ucello, A Hunt in the Forest Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The Hunt by NightUccello, 1465 Derek Mahon Flickering shades, Stick figures, lithe game, Swift flights of bison in a cave Where man the maker killed to live; But neolithic bush became The midnight…

Mahon-Pisanello

Mahon-Pisanello

Antonio Pisanello, Saint Eustace (c. 1450) Egg tempera on wood, approximately 21.5 inches x 26 inches. National Gallery, London. St. Eustace Derek Mahon The hunt ceases Here; there will be no more Deranged pursuit of the mild-eyed Creatures of the countryside. Startled, he reins before His nemesis And stares amazed At the hanged man of…

Mahon-Munch

Mahon-Munch

Edvard Munch, Girls on the Jetty (c. 1899) Oil on canvas, approximately 53.5 inches x 49.5 inches. Nasjonalgalleriat, Oslo. Girls on the Bridge Derek Mahon –Pykene na Brukken, Munch, 1900 Audible trout, Notional midges. Beds, Lamplight and crisp linen wait In the house there for the sedate Limbs and averted heads Of the girls out…

Mahon-Hoogh

Mahon-Hoogh

Courtyards in Delft – Pieter de Hooch, 1659 (for Gordon Woods) Derek Mahon Oblique light on the trite, on brick and tile—Immaculate masonry, and everywhere that Water tap, that broom and wooden pailTo keep it so. House-proud, the wives Of artisans pursue their thrifty livesAmong scrubbed yards, modest but adequate.Foliage is sparse, and clings. No…

Maddox-Vinci

Maddox-Vinci

After the Art Gallery Marjorie MaddoxAs always, we are surprised by her smallness,by the simple command of her eyes, the unsettling smile,the way she follows us home. We have nothing to offerbut cheap wine, warmed-up pasta,a stale biscotti, the portico that – if she’s patient – lets her view our scene of unspoken lives. Here…