Monday, October 24, 2016

Geometry -- in art and poetry

     St. Louis poet Constance Levy is an acclaimed author of children's poetry -- I found her poem "Madinat as Salam" (included below) in the collection, Heart to Heart, (Edited by Jan Greenberg; Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2001),  a beautifully presented and illustrated anthology of poems inspired by American art.  Enjoy!

Frank Stella.  Madinat as Salam III  1971.  Acrylic on canvas

Madinat as Salam     by Constance Levy

this top notch
tightrope walk --
It's really hot,

the twin
colossal wheels,
that are not round
or quite the same,

as colors pulse
like beating hearts
and curves
and angles

inside a frame-less

Catch this act --
It's cool!

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