Arts Everyday Living: Seeing Creatively—Buttercup Meadow, Heavenly Sky







Willard Metcalf, Buttercup Time, 1920, oil on canvas, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia

Could I But Ride Indefinite

As doth the meadow-bee,

And visit only when I liked,

And no man visit me.

And flirt all day with buttercups,

And marry whom I may,

And dwell a little everywhere,

Or better, run away.*

Emily Dickinson

Both American Impressionist Willard Metcalf (1858-1925) and poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) were born in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century. Chronologically a generation apart, the two New Englanders expressed a deep love of nature through their individual art forms.

*Excerpt from Could I But Ride Indefinite.

To learn more about Metcalf, click:

American Impressionist Willard Metcalf and A Child in Sunlight

Or to view additional Dickinson verse, click:

Birds in Art–A Child and a Goldfinch, Signs of Hope

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