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July 09, 2013


Rivers to Cross


Jenny Doh
Many rivers to cross
And it's only my will that keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years
And I merely survive because of my pride

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And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be on your own
Love has left me and I don't know the reason why
Well, I guess I'll have to try

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July 08, 2013


She Wanted Storms


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You will hear thunder and remember me,
and think: she wanted storms. The rim
Of the sky will be the color of hard crimson,
and your heart as it was then, will be on fire.

{Anna Akhmatova}

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July 07, 2013


Like a White Gull


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And I let him go,
I didn't say 'Stay with me.'
a secret parting pain
Cried like a white gull
Over the grey wormwood steppe,
Over the desert, dead Korsun.

{Anna Akhmatova}

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June 29, 2013


And Grown-Ups Paint


Katie Kendrick.

I FINALLY got to meet her last night. And she was as marvelous as I imagined her to be. I learned so much from her last night and also today during her first day teaching in Studio CRESCENDOh. I also learned things from students and people related to students. I wanna make sure I don't forget ...

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1. Leave the Predictable. Travel to the Unknown. It's where new information lies.

2. It's not the product. It's the process. So, so true. Especially in terms of color choices, it's always been much more about what I see, what I want, what I do. And many times, what I want violates rules about color combinations. And I dare say that sometimes I adore making a muddy, murky color ... the one that we're all supposed to avoid. I know what I like.

3 One of the fears I have about going to therapy to untangle some of my tangles is that it may negatively affect my art. Because the tangles and angst fuel what I believe to be my best art. To that, Katie shares that even when life gives you joy rather than tangles, you can still make great art ... as long as you remain true, authentic, passionate, vulnernable, and not afraid to go where you are meant to go. Joyously becoming.

4 What makes a painter a painter is not talking about it or thinking about it, but actually putting paint onto paper or canvas or wood or other substrate. What makes a cook a cook is when someone cooks ... actually chopping garlic and moving it around a pan with olive oil. What makes a poet a poet is when a person stops talking and starts putting words down on paper ... especially a very young girl who quietly pulls out ...

a plain white sheet of copy paper
and a sharp number two
to construct crooked, imperfect lines
with misspellings and word choices that don't rhyme
but pull from her heart the pain of anything, no, everything
and having not one thing, not one

there on the stark white paper
to make grown-ups fall
and grown-ups paint

June 24, 2013


But, what of that?


I reason, Earth is short —
And Anguish — absolute —
And many hurt,
But, what of that?

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I reason, we could die —
The best Vitality
Cannot excel Decay,
But, what of that?

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I reason, that in Heaven —
Somehow, it will be even —
Some new Equation, given —
But, what of that?
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—Emily Dickinson

June 02, 2013


Here



Jenny DohHere.
Take it.
I give it freely
and knowingly
of dangers clear and present.

June 01, 2013


Alarmingly Precise Aim


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Regrets she had none,
not even for putting a fire to those ugly BOGO shoes and Hello Kitty scrubs

Or for loading up her arrow
with a peculiarly short draw
and alarmingly precise aim.

As she pointed at the disk that was promised
but he never did burn
he never did burn.


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May 31, 2013


Before it Dries


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Quick, before it dries
make your mark.

Hurry, before it dries
state your case.

Please, before it dries
so we don't forget.


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May 30, 2013


One Penny Short


Jenny DohThe real heart doesn't look much like the hearts we doodle
or the ones on cards, charms, and other trinkets we buy.

The real heart beats without pause, even on days when we wish it would.
The days when sparkly commands to
choose happy
follow bliss
let go, let God
sound one penny short of absurd.
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May 28, 2013


In Pursuit of Freedom


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In pursuit of freedom
not power or fame
she let her heart spill every drop.

In pursuit of love
not complications engulfed, inflamed
she let go every part.

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