“Pollock” by Patti Smith


Hail the surface of his speech

Hail the spirit whom he greets

Hail the dance the cryptic air

Hail the heart the holy hare

Hail the hawk the nursing foal

Hail the tarred and twisting poles

Hail the spattered zone to lift

Hail the wrist now motionless


Patti Smith, 1946–

© 2024 Patti Smith

Jackson Pollock | Photo: Martha Holmes

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