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.
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