We all look through windows surrounded by the sea (for Howard Hodgkin)
the task: a gesture,
a conversation beyond
white. Abstractions act
into the familiar and
hold it close. Timeless.
I wanted to acknowledge the great Howard Hodgkin, who died this week at age 84. My collage is an homage to his painting, above, “For Matisse”. His work often evokes windows, a subject Matisse was fond of as well.
The poem uses the secret keeper’s words for this week.