“At ninety-seven, will I be able to write a poem capturing the scaffold of my life? How would I want it to read?”
|Vermeer, The Kitchenmaid Commons|
Old woman, keeper of a house,
Keeper of her heart,
Lover of one man.
Her life a scaffold of discipline and creativity:
Morning after morning: Jesus.
Her heart Bible-bent.
Every day an offering of various-sameness:
One hour of exercise (Oh, I wish!),
Dishes washed, laundry hung,
A good book, read.
Art made life,
Life made art.
Preparation made forever.
Praying that we will live well the week ahead of us,
Thank you for that wonderful poem.
Does Trisha still have a blog? I just realized I must have fallen off of her list. I haven't seen anything from her in quite awhile.
I love that: “various-sameness.” And that is my favorite painting by my favorite painter!
Looking forward to reading the letters. 🙂