Wind from the Sea by Andrew Wyeth
The curtains have caught the wind
making it visible, a tattered movement.
The wind has caught the curtains
turning them into nets that have caught the birds.
The open attic window has caught the field
the woods and the edge of the sea.
The artist has caught it all, every detail.
The artist has caught the eye of the viewer
making visible the somber moment.
The tempera has caught the muted
colors of loneliness.
The nonreferential sky has not been caught
but has been allowed to go free.