Closed Heart

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1240 Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue (Barnett Newman)
“Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue” is a series of four large-scale paintings by Barnett Newman painted between 1966 and 1970. Two of them have been the subject of vandalistic attacks in museums. The series’ name was a reference to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the play by Edward Albee which had premiered in 1962, which was in itself a reference to Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, the 1933 song immortalized in Disney cartoons.

Who's Afraid

Who’s Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue (Barnett Newman)

a closed heart is dark
sunlight forces curtains to part
rescued by red

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Closed Heart

  1. ihatepoetry says:

    Rescued by red indeed. Lovely.


  2. Tom Merriman says:

    Ah yes, Sara… allow the light in, open the heart!


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