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NEW POETRY PUBLICATION: “UP FROM SMALL”

UP FROM SMALL
by Patricia L. Meek

For Emily Carr

I was born enlarged,
more complete
than my polite culture
could contain.
In order to survive,
I consented to fit
into a teacup.
I dwelled in that dark,
as small as I could
for one having such an ancient heart—
a mighty drum, drum.
To read the rest of the poem, please click on the link below for the East Jasmine Review, and scroll down to my poem. Please leave a comment for me on this web page if you are so inclined.
http://eastjasminereview.com
The young girl on the left is is of my grandmother, Alta May Williams, and her siblings, Pat, Sonny, and Mary Ellen. I look just like my grandma at that age. The poem was written for the famous Canadian painter, Emily Carr.
Emily Carr (December 13, 1871 – March 2, 1945) was a Canadian artist and writer inspired by the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast For more information on the amazing paintings of Emily Carr, click on the link:
http://beatroute.ca/2017/05/12/emily-carrs-forest-showcases-artists-special-way-seeing-natural-world/http://beatroute.ca/2017/05/12/emily-carrs-forest-showcases-artists-special-way-seeing-natural-world/

31944693_1967233776651816_7432425894817300480_nEmily-Carr_Emily-Carr-in-Her-Studio-1939_portrait-by-Harold-Mortimer-Lamb

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3 responses

  1. Rachel Serpas

    This poem is very powerful and full of beauty. It is so inspiring!

    May 16, 2018 at 1:33 am

  2. Laurie

    Trish Meek’s poem has such depth that it is like taking a swim in a soul river and coming up with a new vision.

    May 19, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    • Thank you, Laurie. What an awesome honoring.

      May 20, 2018 at 1:24 am

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