Sage Cohen … this is what love does …


#343/365 Paintings

from “Dear Luna” by Sage Cohen

this is what love does:

travels to the lowest ground,

then collects in the

carved out places.


Isn’t Sage’s poem gorgeous?

This week is a series of prose, poetry, fiction excerpts from a few of my dear and talented friends. This style of working is out of my comfort zone. So I do hope I’m able to give their words the visual staging they deserve.

I’m learning so much right now about layering and visual centering in complex information sets. It’s great. Oh, and the first piece in this month… Edith Wharton quote won first place in an art/author quotes contest on Saturday. I was delighted.


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  • WM Rine December 9, 2013   Reply →

    Sage, I’ve loved your comments here all year. And this poem is lovely. I’ve been reciting it all day, looking out at the snow and the frigid afternoon and feeling the sun’s warm slide right through the window glass.

    Niya, you did this up beautifully.

    No surprise, but this is a beautiful collaboration.

    • niya christine December 10, 2013   Reply →

      I’ve also been reciting it over and over. I am fortunate to have many of Sage’s beautiful words around me in my office and home. Very special author and person. And thank you WM for the comment on the piece. I’m SO enjoying this.

  • Sage Cohen December 13, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you so much, WM and Niya. Every time I look at this, it brings tears to my eyes. It is an embodiment that feels so true. To be carried on the current of another’s art, and to have one’s words a little closer to the sun because of it — this is magic!

    • niya christine December 14, 2013   Reply →

      Sage, I was cleaning my desk and came across these words on a 3.5:
      Throw your shoulder
      into the weight
      of door lay down
      your human
      condition roll in
      the sweet hay
      of horse secrets
      on the nothing
      you know
      ~ Sage Cohen

      ……. okay, okay, give me a break you amazing writers! Don’t you know I have to run to the studio over and over now? : )
      Seriously, this one just might need a little visual merriment.

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