On July 29 the wonderful black poet Roy McBride, so beloved by the Minnesota writing community and beyond and forefather of spoken word poetry, succumbed to a long illness. Roy and I used to talk for hours on the tin roof of my studio in St. Paul that overlooked the Mississippi. He was love incarnate. There are videos made by the wonderful Mike Hazard available on You Tube. Many thanks to Lorenzo Lapislazuli and Ruth Mowry for the combined Chagall painting and Rilke quote from A Year with Rilke. xj
|The House with the Green Eye - Marc Chagall|
from all sides. Ah, only stumbling toward you
am I no longer on display. Growing into you,
I am forever set invisibly
in the darkening shelter of your heart.