Poem 'Blue' by J. J. Mitchell.
Joan Mitchell: Untitled (Blue), 1975, pastel and typewriting on paper.

My eyes and the sky

Oh, Joan. Things you did still feel so fresh and inspiring...

In 1975, Joan Mitchell completed a unique series of pastel drawings based on the writings of her friends, the poets Jacques Dupin, J. J. Mitchell, James Schuyler, Pierre Schneider, and Chris Larsen.

She illustrated the texts by typing out the poems herself, and then drawing directly on the paper.

Images courtesy of MoMA.