Women and Things at Rest
by Annette Meyer
Women and things at rest
are not always restful.
Things at rest may be
No indication here of loud complaints.
Utter silence pervades each scene.
Without voice, inhabitants may suffer
Or burst through their paper trails
To haunt the viewer with
Insinuating linesvivid colorsandstirring memories.
The only time you might find A Meyer at rest would be during an hour or two spent watching old movies on DVD. A movie buff since childhood, best-loved actors include Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Cary Grant.
Movies have not directly inspired the work of the author, but the behavior and actions of the movie artists and their stories have. Facial expressions of Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society, or the body attitudes of Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie, or the heart strings plucked by love of the earth, named Tara, in Gone with the Wind have been several of those inspirations.
In Women and Things at Rest, the features of the face and the lines of the body form the script, while the colors used punctuate the drama of the pictured tale. A few more of the pictured tales by the Annette Meyer who conjured up personal insights on life and fate, which are offered by RoseDog Books, include Close Up, Inside/Outside and AM 10 to July.(2012, paperback, 42 pages)