Hush, hush! Docents usher youngsters into the a gallery of American art with Ashcan whispers, Impressionist murmurs, and sighs for Sargent, Singer, Steichen. A score of small bodies in Brownian motion collide by Bierstadt and ricochet off Remington, until a little girl in purple skips into the hallowed room with a sneakered squeak, then shrieks a single syllable that says it all, loudly: Wow!
for Iris and Gary Heichel
Karla Linn Merrifield
Karla Linn Merrifield has 14 books to her credit. Following her 2018 Psyche’s Scroll (Poetry Box Select) is the 2019 full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North from Cirque Press. She is currently at work on a poetry collection, My Body the Guitar, inspired by famous guitarists and their guitars; the book is slated to be published in December 2021 by Before Your Quiet Eyes Publications Holograph Series (Rochester, NY). She is a frequent contributor to The Songs of Eretz Poetry Review. Web site: https://www.karlalinnmerrifield.org/; blog: https://karlalinnmerrifeld.wordpress.com/; Tweet @LinnMerrifiel; Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/karlalinn.merrifield.