“Untitled (Purple Petunia)” Tupelo Press Poetry 30/30 Project Day 26

Today’s ekphrastic poem derives from a postcard of Georgia O’Keeffe’s painting from 1925 titled “Untitled (Purple Petunia)“.  I saw the original in the O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, which is a lovely little gallery (I really like small art museums, especially those that house just one artist, like the Rodin in Paris).  Visiting that gallery a few years ago helped rejuvenate my viewing of O’Keeffe, who has been somewhat unfairly interpreted, if you ask me.  My poem today tries to wrestle with that.

As a reminder, the goal of this project is to help Tupelo raise money for it’s publishing endeavors.  If you are able, consider giving $5 on my behalf to help out.  Here is the link to their online donation system. Thanks!

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