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Seeing Is a Giving Back
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When the emaciated lovers at Picasso's table
insist on their "Hello," feed on this
    as you would
    a crusty loaf.
These aren't swans swimming in a castle moat
to twinkle the eye with a mythic serenity.
    As I
at art, this art I am a player,
What moves me is the way
    of it,
    the blue
of it, not the couple manipulating me
to weep at their cadaverous plight. I would not
    the bottle
or the bowl. My eyes are conduits in this day's
grant, an Andalusia carried in my bones.

Peggy Aylsworth  

Peggy Aylsworth is a retired psychotherapist, living in Santa Monica with her poet/essayist husband, Norm Levine. Her poetry has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, The MacGuffin, Ars Interpres, Chiron Review, DMQ, Innisfree Poetry Journal, and Poetry Salzburg Review. Her work has been published in numerous other literary journals throughout the U.S. and abroad. One of her poems was nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize.

Copyright © 2013 University of Tampa Press
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Peggy Aylsworth. "Seeing Is a Giving Back." Tampa Review 45.1 (2013): 29-29. Project MUSE. Web. 7 Aug. 2013. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Aylsworth, P.(2013). Seeing Is a Giving Back. Tampa Review 45(1), 29. University of Tampa Press. Retrieved August 7, 2013, from Project MUSE database.
Peggy Aylsworth. "Seeing Is a Giving Back." Tampa Review 45, no. 1 (2013): 29-29. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed August 7, 2013).
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