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Ingraham & Mines – Aug. 2014

S.E. Ingraham and Sharain Mines traded art and words. Sharain shared this painting, “my bath runneth over,” with S.E.:

My bath runneth overIn response, S.E. wrote this poem:

Gatsby? Not So Great Anymore

Bathe me with Jay Gatsby
in a house made of sunshine
that never grows dark
Throw a cape of sanity

over my craziness now
and leave it in place for the nonce
Whisper sweet somethings
in the bend of my neck
right where perfume
is not, but remind me to put
a dab of “Obsession”…
It’s my scent, don’t you know
wherever you think it will
do the most harm, that’s best
don’t you think, yes I knew
you’d agree after all

* * * * *

S.E. shared this poem with Sharain:

In The Window I Saw

My grandma from Paris
hurrying across
the street, struggling
to hold an umbrella
against the wind and rain

My sister, the one
who died last year
is sitting in a booth
It looks like she’s
smoking, which is odd,
as she never did
when I knew her,
But I hadn’t seen her in
quite some time before
her death…

My best friend
from childhood
and someone
I don’t know; their heads
pressed together,
they are peering out
at me

But, their faces are indistinct
Through what looks like a vase
of cut flowers
So it’s hard to say for sure

In response, Sharain made this painting, entitled “Dandelion”:


5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2014 8:03 am

    Love this pairing, Sharon and Sharain!

  2. August 20, 2014 3:16 pm

    Love what both of you did here. Congratulations!

  3. August 21, 2014 12:17 am

    Thank you both Carol and Linda…I lucked out with Sharain, she’s very talented! This was a thoroughly rewarding experience…

  4. Nurit permalink
    August 21, 2014 8:01 pm

    I too love the combination of words and images. beautiful!

  5. August 31, 2014 2:12 am

    Thanks so much Nurit, it was good of you to come by…

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