oh, Dear Reader…let’s go for distract…
pretend it’s a rainy day…or blazing hot
or something’s wrong with our setting
and we can’t change the world…at least
not these very moments
now consider the reward of thinking
boustrophedon…come on…stay with
me on this one, for it’s a marvel, and
will prove advantage in a curious life
once you get the knack of it…like
computer glasses…or tapping apps
there…you just “boused”…might
tease your eyes a bit at first until you
find the motion knack of it…the plow
of it, like oxen forward backward on
a field, the way some Greeks…some
Romans incised glyphs into their clay
use it now…you’re ready… you…
could try it with van Gogh…his great
“Rain – Auvers”…1890…one from
his final works
start top left…scan seeing thinking
left to right and right to left across
its levels blue to gold to blue…stop
now and then to ponder what he shows
for it will wonder you
and then…there is…his rain
Painting by Vincent van Gogh
“Rain – Auvers” (1890)
12 thoughts on “going for distract”
Loved it , Bonnie. Smiles…>KB
Thank you muchly, KB.
A triumph, Bonnie: poetry & picture perfect; earth & plough & just how …
I love how you write, Ward…and I appreciate what you say. Smiles.
What an interesting poem. By good fortune, I just saw this amazing painting, in the oil, so to speak, at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on loan from the Netherlands. Truly breathtaking.
Well, how great is that! Thank you, Melissa for your info and for your comment. Smile.
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Yes, let us go for distract–and looking away from a thing see it for what it is. >KB
Delightful, KB. Grateful thanks. Smiles.
And then there is his rain…perhaps one of the best comments ever made about Van Gogh!
I’m gratefully pleased you think so, John. Smile.
‘and then…there is…his rain’ – superb