After Brice Marden – A Poem by Mary Shanley

Poetry by Mary Shanley

Brice Marden’s lines,
like the uncomplicated flow
of the invisible Tao,
moves in and out of space,
with paint and a steady hand.

He found release from the relentless
drive to force form and now
he simply paints distilled quietude,
fluid lines, graceful composition.


About the Poet

Mary Shanley is a poet/storyteller living in New York City. She has had four books of poems and stories published and is a frequent contributor to online and print journals. Mary Shanley was a Featured Poet on WBAI Radio, NYC, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

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