Friday, March 30, 2007

Paint it Black


Hieronymus Bosch told them all to fuck off
When they came for his paint and pencils
They cut off his benefits and lower appendages
And completed his work with stencils

René Magritte painted the soles of his feet
With green apples and broken glass
The teacher chastised him, belittled and baptised him
And sent him to the bottom of the class

With bit to the quick fingernail and brick
All of the young men living in fear
Guernica depicting the a hostile take-over
Picasso don’t live in this three-dimensional sphere

Early demise for the rolled back eyes
To a crematorium corporate ashes to ashes
Africa and Voltaire and the highlights in your hair
Salvador Dali chastised with thirty eye-lashes

I don’t mean to suggest that the weave of your vest
Can be calculated in DNA strands
Or calculated formulae when put to the test
Can define the course of your hands

But rather to say that your preconceived ways
Your rules and your regulations
Mean less than your laser gun star wars death rays
And meaningless investigations

And the visions imbued with shifts in your mood
May say more than cliché desiderata
And cut through the layers of corporate soothsayers
Who would rather you lived like a martyr

1 comment:

red-dirt-girl said...

"René Magritte painted the soles of his feet
With green apples and broken glass
The teacher chastised him, belittled and baptised him
And sent him to the bottom of the class

With bit to the quick fingernail and brick
All of the young men living in fear
Guernica depicting the a hostile take-over
Picasso don’t live in this three-dimensional sphere" ...

Two of my all time favorite artists - mentioned here in yet another thought provoking piece. First I must say, Pisces - that you, yes you are so much like Magritte and Picasso - sharing your view of the world in a way sooo different, sooo new, sooo unique....I am certain others have difficulty just seeing it.....but I do. Genius. I've said it before. Not as a crazed fan....but as one who views an artwork - sits and studies the piece for a while...brings with it my own experiences and lets the two co-mingle. Then, I stand and walk away from my seat or bench....taking with me a re-designed vision - that now has pieces of you embedded in pieces of me.

Second, I had the pleasure of viewing Guernica at The Prado in Madrid for my 40th birthday.. a few years back (smile)....no reproduction can do justice to this enormous canvas.....its shades of gray.....

well done.

rdg