Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EDT August 8th 2022

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For this session we took a close look at the painting A Tower Of Blue Horses by Franz Marc, and read the poem Franz Marc’s Blue Horses by Mary Oliver, posted below. 

Our prompt was: “Write about something beautiful.”

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A Tower Of Blue Horses by Franz Marc

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 Franz Marc’s Blue Horses by Mary Oliver

I step into the painting of the four blue horses.
I am not even surprised that I can do this. 
 
One of the horses walks toward me. 
His blue nose noses me lightly.  I put my arm 
Over his blue mane, not holding on, just
   commingling. 
He allows me my pleasure. 
 
Franz Marc died a young man, shrapnel in his brain. 
 
I would rather die than try to explain to the blue horses
   what war is. 
They would either faint in horror, or simply 
   find it impossible to believe. 
 
I do not know how to thank you Franz Marc. 
 
Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually. 
Maybe the desire to make something beautiful
   is the piece of God that is inside each of us. 
 
Now all four horses have come closer, 
   are bending their faces towards me
      as if they have secrets to tell. 
I don’t expect them to speak, and they don’t.
If being so beautiful isn’t enough, what
   could they possibly say?

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