artist, music, musician, poem, poetry, rhyme, rhyming, Uncategorized

Diary Entry 44:


Based on ‘Signora Al Pianoforte’ by Giovanni Boldini.

Started 10:34am outside of Stewart. Finished: 12:14pm. My dorm.


Who hands a song to a chorus of one

to hammer each note into place?

Is not the musician, a certain position

assumed in a window of space?

Who lets in and lets out

and so gathers the nails

on the tails of the notes that they form-

from the pulse of the moon,

and the twister in June,

to the bister blown in by the form.

-Amy Struthers

poem, poetry, Uncategorized

Diary Entry 43:


Based on ‘Woman with a Parasol Facing Left’ by Claude Monet.

8:32. Finished 9:39. In my dorm.


Here, Besides

In cleansing a pigment-encrusted brush,

who turns their nails to scrape the clay-colored sands

and play with the crusting corals that sprout from a cup of clouded sea?

Where blue bonnets can be,

who dares to wash a wonder that is a window of time

gazing into a glass-eyed girl

or stands to part the ochre shades

that exhale into a robin wind?

-Amy Struthers


gahan wilson, limerick, poem, poetry, rhyme, rhyming, Uncategorized

Diary Entry 42:

March 13th: Based on a Gahan Wilson cartoon. Looked at the clock at 11:16. Finished: 11:56. In my dorm.

A man is trapped in a painting.


There once lived a man in a frame
who garnered far more than fast fame
when his portrait was sent
to a printer in Kent
who thought he could copy his game.

There once lived a printer from Kent
who sealed up his self with each cent
acquired from the sale
of the man in the jail
atop every postcard he sent.

There now live two men on the walls,
the Louvre has so labeled ‘The Thralls’,
since they can’t quite get out
to correct any doubt
their want for the press stressed their falls.

-Amy Struthers

artist, poem, poetry, rhyme, rhyming, Uncategorized

Diary Entry 40:

Wrote a poem while tired entitled ‘Penmanship’ over break that I’m not pleased with- will be scrapping parts of the work to create a better poem later. Met a woman at the thrift store who inspired me to begin writing a song. Hoping to set music and lyrics together so that I can post a demo of ‘Ivy’. Back from break- time to get back to get back to my practice. Made dinner with Gabs the other night and am exhausted from staying up past 2 in the morning talking.


March 11th: Based on ‘A Quiet Read’ by Albert Lynch. Started 9:08. Finished: 11:46.

The Good News

So softly cooed the darling dove who perched upon my sill

to sing of how the ages in the pages served to spill

winged words that gave some men their flight

to bring the joyous news

to nations knowing not of need in deeds that form their dues.


“Dear darling dove, of such a love, how must I know the book

of which you sing, as if to bring, new eyes through which to look?”


The darling dove, of such a love, flew out and placed by me,

a branch of which I’d always passed, so that my heart might see

how such a vine could salve my eyes, to watch the wash of hues

of what’s it’s like to come undone so that you feel your fuse.

-Amy Struthers

artist, poem, poetry, Uncategorized

Diary Entry 39

March 2nd: Tired from the night before. Went thrift and grocery store shopping.

Based on ‘SKYLINE 4’ by Sabine Danze


Started 7:28. At home. Finished 11:24.


When thrown to the wind they call their chance,
what spools will be spun from the forming clouds?
Once twins,
gasping from the shrouds,
reflect upon the garment of girl
and notice in the threads,
a trail that scales mountains?

-Amy Struthers

artist, poem, poetry, Uncategorized

Diary Entry 38:

February 28th: Skipped classes as to deal with a personal tragedy from the night before. Can’t quite get myself to work or write.

March 1st:


Based on Egon Schiele’s ‘The Border of the city, Krumau’. Started 8:56am. Finished 10:02am. In my dorm.


I fashioned a home from stones I found along the way-

those placed by the riverbeds

and collecting rainwater in emptied fountains.


in hollows atop mountains

and those

from the hatbox of my youth.

How humbling

fell the words of Ruth,

when once I witnessed from a parting in my private paradise,

a flood that tumbled my notions of permanence.

Packing pertinence into what a birch boat can carry,

I climb-

casting the beam of a house on my back

and the hope of home in my heart.

-Amy Struthers