Beverly Finney’s “Creation” after Jonathan Brilliant


It was a wonderful gathering for Art of Poetry on Saturday, June 17, 2017. This tour through Hickory Museum of Art explored exhibits by artists Jonathan Brilliant and Brian Lackey. We were excited to be joined by the museum’s new Executive Director, Jonathan Carfagno, as well.  Welcome aboard, Jonathan!

Our first featured poem for this session is by Beverly Finney and is appropriately titled “Creation”.  She was inspired by Jonathan Brilliant’s initial drawings of the museum space where he would create a one-of-a-kind sculpture using coffee sticks, lids, and various accoutrements. It is amazing to see, so stop by the museum and check it out.

Beverly Finney
After concept drawings for “The Hickory Piece, 2017” by Jonathan Brilliant

To see what
is not yet there.
Dreams not
yet dreamed.
To lift that dream
into being,
without doubt
or censor, following
the creative yen
to make the vision
real by simply

Always keeping
the dream
in focus even
as it veers,
glides, takes
you aside
for consultation,
pulling you
into its swirl
and swoop, until
you and the dream
are one.

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3 Responses to Beverly Finney’s “Creation” after Jonathan Brilliant

  1. Kelly DeMaegd says:

    Beverly – this is one of my favorites of your poems! Nice job!

  2. patricia says:

    Love it!

  3. Wonderful! You really speak about all art.
    I came up with the idea for these poems/readings, and I’m so delighted that the series continues.

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