Friday, December 13, 2013

The Picture* (Poem 255)

the easel 
full of extraordinary 
     personal distance should create 
a sense of abstract beauty    some 
will reason but never see 
     the painter 

pleasure seemed to linger in 
     his fingers    sought to imprison 
        a curious dream 
work best done languidly

large and vulgar many
     only see the dreadful 
pictures    people don't 
     think anywhere

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six




(*edited erasure poem created using a few paragraphs from Chapter 1 of "The Picture of Dorian Gray," by Oscar Wilde)