Ruth Asawa January 24, 1926 – August 5, 2013

I knew Ruth well through her work, but never met this visionary artist and until now never sent her this poem. 

INSTRUCTION IN WIRE          for Ruth Asawa

Bend or crochet wire to the need
Observe how light blazes copperphoto-6
Do not rest
Cut the form
Watch is sag
As it opens
Leave the seeds for birds

Kit Kennedy
San Francisco Peace and Hope
Liz Hack, publisher
2012, Chapter 3, Now