Saturday, August 27, 2022

A Poem by Brenton Booth


Autumn Sky

Watching the Autumn
light fade from my

window at 6:49 p.m.
I saw a Matisse

exhibition yesterday.
100 of his best works

from Paris.  Thought
more about Gauguin

when I looked at his
paintings inspired by

his time in Tahiti.  I
guess there are artists

and there "are artists."
And Matisse doesn't

fall into that category
for me.  Never cared

much for the footwork,
bravado, or game plans.

Get to the punches.
And make them

knockouts. Perfect
statements that will

never be forgotten.

Brenton Booth lives in Sydney, Australia.  Poetry of his has appeared in New York Quarterly, Chiron Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Main Street Rag, Naugatuck River Review, Van Gogh's Ear, and Nerve Cowboy.  He has two full length collections available from Epic Rites Press.

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