Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth

Art. Real life.
Reduced to a square
inch drawing
me back in
-to a world of words. Right there,
in line to buy stamps.

P. Wanken

In the summer of 2017, the US Postal Service released a pane of 12 postage stamps bearing Andrew Wyeth artwork. This was during a drought of writing poetry for me. Seeing the sheet of stamps behind the glass at the counter, I was flooded with a jumble of words. Wyeth’s postage stamps inspired a brief round of ekphrastic poetry for me.

Shared at Poetic Asides


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