- Diebenkorn, Ocean Park
Baltimore Museum of Art
Here, the charge between the colors hums, homing, where two blues fuse and square themselves. Outside inside, vertical lines throb come while horizontals steady, sturdy shelves, and each diagonal exhales potential, Adam’s finger reaching out at what might not, here, need to be any God at all, but rather, glorious lowercase light. Lavender isosceles points upward from the lower left-hand corner toward cadmium, cobalt. Charcoal girders grid architectonic streak and stroke. Unpeopled here, the viewer may, alone but not lonely, meet and hold the eye inside geometry. [End Page 329]
DORA MALECH is the author of Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore Ordered Ocean (Waywiser Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, and Best New Poetry 2015. She is an assistant professor of poetry in The Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University.