Karen Short "Clutch"
Clutch (A nest of robins in her hair), 2015
Graphite, charcoal, acrylic and ink wash on paper
17.5” x 16.75”
"I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree."
-Joyce Kilmer 1886–1918