Leslie Gillette Jackson | Poet in Spain

Leslie Gillette Jackson (1921- 2013) was a painter and poet. These simple terms belie the elegance, intelligence and perceptiveness that inform her masterful words and works. In this small collection of paired poems and drawings, Leslie offers a poetic journey through a geo-historical landscape: “This is Castille.” Her poems begin and end at the meeting point of time and place. Both immediate and sweeping, these poems cover an arc from the 800-year Moorish rule to the thronged streets of present day Seville, from the now-barren landscape in central Castille to the anonymous masterpieces of sculpture carved at the monastery of Santo Domingo in the 12th century, now a grand center for Gregorian chant, from forests of trees to “seas of sheep.” She sees them through the eyes of wanderers and pilgrims, describing this collection as “poems of the road” - offering both promise of continuation and prospect of reconciliation.

image Poet in Spain / Front Cover 2000
image Poet in Spain / Title Image 2000
image Poet in Spain / Title Image 2000
image Poet in Spain / Introduction-1 2000
image Poet in Spain / Introduction-2 2000
image Poet in Spain /Introduction-3 2000
image Morning in Silos / As Printed 2000
image Morning in Silos / Line Drawing 2000
image Morning in Silos / Poem 2000
image Fountain on the Plaza: Silos / As Printed 2000
image Fountain on the Plaza: Silos / Line Drawing 2000
image Fountain on the Plaza: Silos / Poem 2000
image Mozarabic Chapel at the Foot of the Peña de Lara / As Printed 2000
image Mozarabic Chapel at the Foot of the Peña de Lara / Line Drawing 2000
image Mozarabic Chapel at the Foot of the Peña de Lara / Poem 2000
image Strange Bounty / As Printed 2000
image Strange Bounty / Line Drawing 2000
image Strange Bounty / Poem 2000
image Sunflowers / As Printed 2000
image Sunflowers / Line Drawing 2000
image Sunflowers / Poem 2000
image Extremadura / As Printed 2000
image Extremadura / Line Drawing 2000
image Extremadura / Poem 2000
image Seville: I Wake One August Morning / As Printed 2000
image Seville: I Wake One August Morning / Line Drawing 2000
image Seville: I Wake One August Morning / Poem 2000
image San Pedro de Arlanza / As Printed 2000
image San Pedro de Arlanza / Line Drawing 2000
image San Pedro de Arlanza / Poem 1 2000
image San Pedro de Arlanza / Poem 2 2000
image San Pedro de Arlanza / Poem 3 2000
image To Our Lady of Gradefes in October / As Printed 2000
image To Our Lady of Gradefes in October / Poem 1 2000
image To Our Lady of Gradefes in October / Poem 2 2000
image Roman Roads / As Printed 2000
image Roman Roads / Line Drawing 2000
image Roman Roads / Poem 2000
image Stare Super Antiquas Vias / As Printed 2000
image Stare Super Antiquas Vias / Line Drawing 2000
image Stare Super Antiquas Vias / Poem 2000
image Poet in Spain / Back Cover 2000
embed SPOKEN: Stare Super Antiquas Vias / read by Kim Rosen 2015