I Build This House, This River Alone



Blossom me out, calling me
From the silence of the unreachable regions,
And of my territorial heart.



It is a terrible beauty, a stone tossed
In a rippling circle, then a beat, one
Then another, until my breathing

Is no longer razored, jagged,

But like a courageous strong wind

Able to move and be moved.    


Silence! Listen! Beat and breathe and breathe again.

Piece by piece and stone to stone, I build this river, this heart,
This house alone.



“Color theory is very important to me for it affects the physiological as well as the psychological perceptions of the viewer.”

Elizabeth Sheehan is a visual artist and poet based in the North Shore area of Massachusetts.  She has exhibited in many exhibitions, open studios, and benefits.  Elizabeth draws inspiration from Fauve painters and German expressionists, as well as her favorites Paul Klee and Marc Chagall.

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