“Haymaking” — William Carlos Williams

“Haymaking”

by

William Carlos Williams


The living quality of
the man’s mind
stands out

and its covert assertions
for art, art, art!
painting

that the Renaissance
tried to absorb
but

it remained a wheat field
over which the
wind played

men with scythes tumbling
the wheat in
rows

the gleaners already busy
it was his own—
magpies

the patient horses no one
could take that
from him

 

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Haymaking (July), 
1565 by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569)

 

July — Alex Colville

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July, 1979 by Alex Colville (1920-2013)

July Night — Childe Hassam

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July Hay — Thomas Hart Benton

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July — Fairfield Porter

July — Fairfield Porter