Hidden Art

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #68:  Where Are You Placed?
(posted by Rosemary)

"Think about places which are special to you for
any reason, and bring them to life for us in
whatever way you choose."

Extraordinary beauty for all
to see.  Driving in this valley
named Brandywine.

A walk leads us to a tree-
shrouded structure where 
we are greeted by a statue
of a pig.  Hmm.  Looks
familiar.  We enter the
Wyeth Museum.  There,
adorning the walls 
and hallways, are all 
those famous paintings
I had never seen
in person.

Next we stroll through
Longwood Gardens, losing
ourselves in a wonderland
of flowers, trees, and 
fountains–reminiscent of
those in Italy.  At night,
lights of red, blue, and green
spray their colors on flowing
fountains, tie-dying our
fascinated faces.  This is
a place we will visit many times.


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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12 Responses to Hidden Art

  1. oldegg says:

    As I read this I had a very relaxed feeling as though you were talking to me personally. A most enjoyable piece!


  2. Lisa says:

    It sounds wonderful, the museum and the gardens in day and night. I was fortunate to see many of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings in San Francisco when I was in high school. My parents even let me miss school that day so we could go as a family. It must be amazing to see his, his father’s and his son’s work in one museum.


  3. Well, that was something of a revelation, as I had not heard of this place. Now I have found our a little more about it via Google. Wondrous!


  4. poetrybydebi says:

    I’ve never been there but you make me homesick for it.


  5. Helen L Dehner says:

    The Wyeth men rank among my favorite artists ~~ your poem has launched my wanderlust.


  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    It sounds a place I’d love to visit. Thank you for sharing it with us!


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