by Billy Collins
from his collection entitled Ballistics
I am an ant inside a blue bowl
on the table of a cruel prince.
Battle plans are being discussed.
Much rice wine is poured.
But even when he angers
and drives a long knife into the table,
I continue to circle the bowl,
hand-painted with oranges and green vines.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
|Disks of Newton (Study for Fugue in Two Colors) by|
Frantisek Kupka, 1912, oil on canvas, part of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art collection
"I can find something between sight and hearing and I can produce a fugue in colors as Bach has done in music."
- Frantisek Kupka