Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Poem and Painting Pairing - Ito and Picasso

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) 


Awe came upon everyone. Ordinary awe, the kind that filters
through the fog of everyday. Shaft of sunlight on plant,
slip of birdsong when suddenly motes are illumined, and
random notes form a chorus. Ordinary awe, the grain of sand
in potentia for the mirror, the glass, that vessel that may hold
the image, wine that is wondrous, divine. Such moments
when the mind-bell is struck dumb and the hollow fills
with shuddering sound, come once and once again.
Ordinary awe compels as suddenly as it recedes
- a wave that enters, sweeps away, sometimes returns.


  1. Love the idea of pairing - often write on paintings. Thank you.

  2. I'm extraordinarily awed by these images. Thank you.


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