buffalo tears

buffalo waits in the trees.

cold is coming good night

stands forever my refrigerator

humming through dark nights

while tears fall down my face

my pillow until morning

I peel open my eyes

turn venetian blinds

peer between slats.

buffalo is still waiting.

poem © C.L. Quigley 2014

Orange Planet

2014-10-25 00.27.588Night is still,

like death after war.

Cattle move across water,

moaning like sex.

Omnipotent orange planet

rises in the North.

Street sign reflection

at midnight hanging.

image & poem © C.L. Quigley 2014

Christina’s World


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Andrew Wyeth “Christina’s World” 1948

Christina’s World is Andrew Wyeth’s 1948 realist masterpiece.  The woman in the painting is Anna Christina Olson, who is known to have suffered from polio, which affected her lower body.  Wyeth created the painting when he saw her crawling across a field towards his summer home.  Olson was 55 at the time Wyeth created the work.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke
Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1906.

German expressionist painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker, painted this portrait of her close friend and poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, in 1906.  Nearly one year later, Paula would pass away suddenly at age 31. The art of both Modersohn-Becker and Rilke lives indefinitely. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.