Tuesday, 28 January 2020


The Artistry of Andrew

by Jeannie E. Roberts

it's the way the moon smiles
or is it the sun that beams
above the strong stance
of zebra striped and stippled
atop blades of grass 
it's the way white rouses
black and black answers
back with spatial distinction
it's the way it breathes with
ready line and the freewheeling
design of a child's hand
it's the way her heart holds
a magic place a sacred space
for her son and his first-grade
painting


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"The Artistry of Andrew" first appeared in Silver Birch Press

Jeannie E. Roberts has authored six books, including The Wingspan of Things (Dancing Girl Press, 2017), Romp and Ceremony (Finishing Line Press, 2017), Beyond Bulrush (Lit Fest Press, 2015), and Nature of it All (Finishing Line Press, 2013). She is also author and illustrator of Rhyme the Roost! A Collection of Poems and Paintings for Children (Daffydowndilly Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books, 2019) and Let's Make Faces! (author-published, 2009). Her work appears in print and online in North American and international journals and anthologies. She holds a B.S. in secondary education, M.A. in arts and cultural management, and is poetry editor of the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs. When she’s not reading, writing, or editing, you can find her drawing and painting, or outdoors photographing her natural surroundings.

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