On visiting Crystal Bridges
streak across the windows
curved yet linear
piercing the water’s surface
with gothic arch of sunlight
temple bells chime
at the opening
of each elevator door
reflections of natural beauty
against the unnatural arc
of polished silver
bridging culture, space and time
held in tension
against the beams
of dark wood
and bright sunlight
reflecting the blue Ozarks sky
*** Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas – truly a remarkable collection of American art from colonial portraits to current artists housed in a stunningly beautiful building by architect, Moshe Safdie, built in a picturesque Ozarks hollow. http://crystalbridges.org
Hi. I love those ‘temple bells’ chiming at the opening of the elevator door. Your poems have so much of sound and sense. Jane
your words bring the beauty to live..sounds like an exquisite sight to behold
“bridging culture, space and time
held in tension”
just as the tension between your words,
You have created a beautiful scene with your words, helped the reader see the beauty of the Ozarks.
Hi Kathleen, it’s been a while since I’ve been here and I really enjoyed this – very clean, crisp and stylish write… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com
Kathleen – was this your first visit. I love Crystal Bridges. The care they took with that hollow building it is a testament to their love of the Ozarks. The trails are stunning too.
Transported us with a wave of beautiful words & images; “make it so”, Capt. Picard would say on STAR TREK, and the artists would do. When the architecture is already art, then the esthetics just deepen with more art. liked this piece a lot; thanks.
Sounds like quite a sight to behold. Lovely~
sounds like a beautiful exhibit….our art gallery has been static here, would not mind a change of pace…i like the elevator bells as temple bells…there is a spirituality to the creation of art….smiles.
It’s sounds so beautiful in your part of the world…not sure if I’ll ever get to see these places but you bring them to life with your words 🙂
What a wonderful place to be.. some museums you want to return to simply for the beauty of the building… and then the exhibition is a great plus.. I love those places….