Enders Painting Inspires Poem

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sm treeEdd has paintings up at Glenn’s Food and Spirits in Livingston at 122 North Main Street in Livingston for patrons to enjoy, and all the paintings are for sale. Poet Marc Beaudin recently was inspired by Edd’s paintings there, especially his red cottonwood trees, and shared this fine poem.

 

Cottonwood Red
(Contemplating Edd Ender’s Paintings at Glenn’s Bar)

All his roads are going
to Somewhere called Nowhere
& you want to be traveling each one
with the windows down & the radio low

All his trees have survived
this Livingston wind
that topples semis on the Interstate
& keeps California at bay

He’s created a new color
called “cottonwood red”
that’s somewhere between
not-quite-dried crow’s blood
& the alpenglow in singing mountains
between dogwood stems in the snow
& gasoline puddles at the truckstop
between everything you desire
& everything you tried to leave behind

All his roads are skies
all his trees are stairways &
every brush stroke is loud
With the wind
of the wings
of the crow.

-Marc Beaudin
November, 2015

 

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