“Mondrian”

Hello Sweet Bloginistas!

I was recently looking at some of my favorite artists and came across this image:

Abstract Cubes - Mondrian

I decided to write a poem that distilled my impression of his work into poetry the same way that he distilled the world down to squares of primary color. Enjoy! 😀

Mondrian

MECHANICAL GRIDS,
STAINED-GLASS
SQUARES,
APPEARING AND
APPEARING AND
APPEARING —
PRIMARY-COLORED
ORDERED
CHAOS.

SEMAPHORE FLAGS
SEWN TOGETHER
WITH
PAINTED THREAD;
A MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE
MUSEUM-INTENDED
ALTHOUGH
SEEMING TO BE
MARITIME TELEGRAPHY.

IT’S REDUCTIVE —
LIVE SCENES AND
BEAUTIFUL TREES
REDUCED TO
ROBOTIC
MOTHERBOARD SQUARES
PROGRAMMED TO RUN
SESAME STREET
COMPUTERS.

COMPUTERS THAT RUN
RED AND WHITE
AND
YELLOW AND BLACK
SIREN LIGHTS
ON HAPPY, CARTOON
TOTALITARIAN
POLICE CARS.

IT ALL MAKES SENSE
IF YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT LENSES
WITH WHICH TO
VIEW IT;

LENSES TINTED
THE MOTHER
COLORS,
GIVING US
THE SAME
UNDERSTANDING
AS DE HEER MONDRIAN:
THEY ARE
THE BEGINNING
AND
THE ENDING
OF
EVERYTHING.

© Jamy Sweet 2015-03-26

Here’s a link to his Wikipedia entry if you would like to read more about him:
Piet Mondrian
And a link to a site that functions as a portal to information on the life and work of Mondrian (it’s in Dutch, mostly, but there are some lovely pictures if you click around): Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Lastly, Piet Mondrian at the Museum of Modern Art

Jamy 😀

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