5280 Magazine features abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in their Holiday Dec/Jan 2020, end piece.
…by the laws
of their faith, not logic,
they opened their wings
softly and stepped
Over every dark thing.
– M.O. “Egrets” 1850S
For 5280 Magazine featuring abstract sumi e by Marilyn Wells in their Holiday Dec/Jan 2020, end piece, I was pleased to be interviewed by (see Instagram) @ChristineDeOrio, Associate Editor, and @danapsmith79, Art Director, who is working with my images for the feature. Special thanks to each of them and to Editor Michelle Johnson, https://www.5280.com/2019/09/hello-home/
mary oliver’s poem egrets
Mary Oliver tells in eloquent poetry of going down to the water’s edge of a pond, bruised and bleeding from scratches and mosquitos, looking across the empty water, which suddenly wrinkles into life as three egrets “a shower of white fire!” moves out. “Even half-asleep, they have such faith in the world that has made them — tilting through the water, unruffled, sure, by the laws of their faith not logic, they opened their wings softly and stepped over every dark thing.”
It helps me into this place of faith, not logic, where I can step over every dark thing.
workshop coming Next Saturday, Nov 14, 2020
See details on Foothills Art Center -Marilyn’s Coming Live Event: Limited Atelier Heart and Soul Workshop – November 14, 2020
“Ink and Joy – Sumi e From the Heart”
10:30-12:30 p.m. – Class limit of 4 – Maybe Sold Out, but you could call to ask Maura
Private lessons are also available. Write firstname.lastname@example.org or my previous blog: