Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Follow BestAmPo on Twitter

« "The Menu" [by Terence Winch] | Main | WTF!!?! »

July 13, 2009


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference At twilight the locusts begin [by Emma Trelles]:


Lovely, Emma. Just what I needed to read today, especially this: "I wanted to close the blinds against the glare of July, sit in a cool, dark room, and see with Mitchell's eyes: her dogs, her sky, the importance she placed on the 'feeling of a dying sunflower.'"

Glad to see you blogging here!


Thanks, Susan. I must say it doesn't surprise me that you too are a JM fan. I only wish I would have seen that retrospective of her work that was traveling around a few years ago...

Joan Mitchell's "La Grande vallee, no. 9" is sublime. Thank you for posting it and the other works by this wonderful painter. Vincent Katz curated an exhibition that included some of JM's works maybe nine or ten years ago at NYU's Gray Art Center. Did you see it?

And doesn't Matisse paint like a happy man?

David, I'm didn't see the exhibit at the Gray Art Center; I've only seen a few of her paintings in person. But I'm hopeful.
And yes, Matisse paints happy. There's solitude in his work but also contentment.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Follow BestAmPo on Twitter


I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

Shop Indie Bookstores

This Way Out

by T.P.Winch

Ringfinger was nervous
Pinky terrified
when they learned
that Hand might succumb
to the rule of Thumb.



A creative communications, branding, and resources consultancy founded by Victoria C. Rowan


Reach a Wide International Audience

Advertise on the Best American Poetry Blog