On Art

Marc Chagall pinterest.com

Marc Chagall    pinterest.com

Great art
speaks inversely
to eye and ear and heart
for where we would expect
relief there we find stress
amid light shadow
shadow glory

As though
artist would tease
audience toward reality
afflicting the comfortable
comforting the afflicted
by some encounter
with fantasy

The cut rose
in its cobalt vase
knows beauty unknown
to other roses on the bush
Why? because it bleeds
at its cruel wound
so ironically

“If you think you’re boring your audience,
go slower not faster.” ~ Gustav Mahler


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to On Art

  1. stunning juxtapositions

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