Poetry came to my life through the liturgy and hymns of my Lutheran church when I was young. I’ve been praying the Psalms, then, for as long as I can remember. Then I heard the music of my generation.
Joni Mitchell was one of the first artists I heard, who wrote and sang her own songs. She grew and changed over the years. Joni is not well at this time, and her Official Website is providing updates about her recovery and health.
I also saw Georgia O’Keeffe’s art. There is a Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. I’ve seen many of her paintings at the Milwaukee Art Museum. I have not been to the Milwaukee museum for a few years, so do not know about their current collections.
Emily Dickinson surely had to believe in her art and trust the future. Bill Waters and I wrote about her a little in the comments at his site this week. I’m reading i told my soul to sing: finding God with Emily Dickinson by Kristin LeMay (2013, Paraclete Press, Brewster, Massachusetts).