Posts Tagged ‘Springville Museum of Art’

Missing My Sacred Space: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

September 19, 2017

It was my temple
when I had none.
Now, new adventures await me
far away.
Today,
for one more time
in perhaps a long time,
I walked quietly
through art’s temple.

I will miss
this place of solitude,
inspiration,
meditation
and tranquility.

I will miss the Russian faces
I have come to know and love
and the quilts
which exude warmth
even when hanging out
on the walls.

How do I say farewell to
the sculptures of strong men and women
forever holding
and dancing
and working
and playing
and protecting
and posing
poses?

I will miss eating
the ripe espaliered apples
nobody else but the birds
care about;
smelling the roses
and lavender;
splashing cool water on my face
during hot summer afternoons.

I will miss being awestruck
and stunned
and amazed
every time I walk through
its handcrafted doors
and slide across its Utah Lake clayed floors
and listen to the
clink drip drip drip drip drip drip clink
of its kinetic sculptures.

My heart and soul and mind,
(not my back and bottom),
will miss the not-that-comfortable chairs
and wood benches
and metal patio furniture
that gave me gothic arch views
out onto the street
or into that quiet garden space,
where I often sat
in different shades of light,
in all seasons,
to compose,
to write,
to be inspired,
to lift my soul.

I won’t miss
the few steps I heard daily
as too few people visit
this amazing place
and drink in this
the inspiration
of fabulous space.

I will miss the smiling people,
the artists,
the musicians,
the curators,
the directors,
the installers,
the docents,
the interns,
the administrative folks,
the cleaning staff,
who make it all possible.

I will miss thinking
and creating
and writing
and dancing
and soaring
there,
and crying with gratitude,
by myself,
(and sometimes with others),
at the beauty surrounding me.

I can go
to other temples now
and get new and different inspiration.
There are far-away places
to explore and discover,
but,
in this out-of-the-way Utah Art City,
its surprising edifice of beauty,
which embraced me
and held me close to God
when I was otherwise cast out,
this stuccoed white citadel,
will always be
Sacred Space
to me.
Pan views of Springville Museum of Art

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Not My Clever Idea: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 16, 2017

When you feel God has/
left you alone, just endure,/
(like on Fast Sunday!)

First Time Meeting Exhaustion: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 15, 2017

At their first meeting/
he was so exhausted that/
he was boring him.

Distracted Abstracted At The Spring Salon: Revolutionary Rhyming ImproVerse Haiku

June 15, 2017

Distracted and Impacted by Abstract Art at Springville Museum of Art's Spring Salon showShe’s distracted* by
art abstracted. I wonder:
What’s under her curls?
OR
*She’s impacted by

Romeo Smells Roses: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

June 14, 2017

SMoa Sculpture garden balcony overlooking pink fragrant rosesI stand alone midst
roses. This balcony calls
for a Juliet.
OR

He, alone, smells the
roses. Yon balcony begs
for his Juliet.

America The Beautiful In Springville: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

June 14, 2017

When you are
in a rose garden
with Abe,
Psyche,
a great spirit warrior,
the Spirit of Life,
a foal and moose,
Paul Revere,
the setting sun,
and America the Beautiful,
you can’t help but weep
with gratitude and joy,
even when a teenaged church class
comes rushing through,
looking for Love
in all the wrong places.
Springville Museum of Art Sculpture Garden -- America the Beautiful

Inspired Music Uplifting Setting: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 14, 2017

“All Creatures of Our/
God and King”, heard in the art/
garden, lifts my hands.

Tears From Rose Kiss: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 14, 2017

Listening in this
setting to “Kiss From A Rose”
moves me to glad tears.SMoA sculpture garden, kissed by a rose

A Bright Idea Rose: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 14, 2017

Today I had a/
bright idea: Work in a/
rose’d Sculpture Garden.Bright Idea in the Springville Museum of Art's Sculpture and Rose Garden - June 2017

Take The Mundane With The Beautiful At SMoA: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 14, 2017

Art’s business also
must include dumpsters, repairs
and new disposals.
Springville Museum of Art business
#SpringvilleMuseumOfArt