1. Home
  2. Poetry Magazine
  3. Poems
  4. An Old Woman’s Painting by Lynn Emanuel
An Old Woman’s Painting

Related Poem Content Details

Scrape the sun from the wall of  the sky.
Cast the great nets of  autumn over the houses.
Even the throat of  the lily is a dangerous inlet.

Let the world stand wearily on the stoop of  the jail
of  the world and the light of  the mind, that small lamp,
pearl of  shine, let the night come to it, as iron filings to a magnet,
mother.

Source: Poetry (February 2008)

More from this issue

This poem originally appeared in the February 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

  • Search every issue of Poetry

Your results will be limited to content that appeared in Poetry magazine. Search the whole site

An Old Woman’s Painting

Related Poem Content Details

  • Search every issue of Poetry

Your results will be limited to content that appeared in Poetry magazine. Search the whole site

Other Information