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Re: [BKARTS] Shit (sidebar comment)



Richard wrote:

> When viewed, the work should cause the space around it to vibrate.
> Like a Degas painting.
>
Thought of this piece by Dick Wilbur. I'm quoting from memory so please
anticipate a minor error or two.

Museum Piece

The good, gray guardians of art
Patrol the halls on spongy shoes
Impartially protective, though
Perhaps suspicious of Toulouse.
Here dozes one against the wall
Disposed upon a funeral chair
A Degas dancer pirouttes
Above the parting of his hair.

See how she spins! The grace is there
But pain as well is plain to see
Degas loved the two together
Beauty joined to energy.

Edgar Degas purchased once
A fine El Greco, which he kept
Against the wall, beside the bed
To hang his pants on while he slept.

X+X+X+X+X

Mike

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