Naoe Suzuki
Not for these lovely blooms that prank your chambers did I comeNot for these lovely blooms that prank your chambers did I come, detailYour laughter pelts my skin with small delicious blowsYour laughter pelts my skin with small delicious blows, detailAnd you did so profane me when you creptAnd you did so profane me when you crept, detailDig, dig; and if I come to ledges, blastDig, dig; and if I come to ledges, blast, detailI shall be sweet and crafty, soft and slyI shall be sweet and crafty, soft and sly, detailTell elms, my roots go down as deep as yours into this soilBlooming without Savage You
Blooming without Savage You
2008

Total of six drawings
Graphite, ink and mineral pigment on paper
30”x22” each

This series was completed while I was at the Millay Colony for the Arts where the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay lived and wrote for 25 years. I wanted to incorporate some of her poems in my drawings. I titled each drawing after a line from her poetry.
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