Frida Kahlo in the Window

FridaKahloin window
(photo: Erica Herd, outside art gallery in Beacon, NY)

Frida Kahlo in the window
eyes skyward
such power in a single gaze
hold tight, Frida
your eyes climbed the trees
if your body could not

I gather strength from those eyes.


Her last diary entry read: “I hope the end is joyful – and I hope never to return – Frida..”

When asked what she wanted done with her body, she said, “Burn it…I don’t want to be buried. I have spent too much time lying down… Just burn it!” ( 

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