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Friday, September 17, 2004

September going quickly. It is the time to be outside and riding.

Exploring Modern Art

Blue Rider Special

Dead red
Kandinsky bled
abstractly into Klee
eerily transforming symbols

Twenty seven syllables comprising 15 words, 4 of them proper nouns, 2 famous modern art surnames, the title of an almanac on art from the German school of Expressionists. How long could it take to write something simple like that?

Red, blue and yellow are primary colors (abstract symbols) Red and blue are in the poem and yellow is understood, it comes from the reader, necessary for completeness, cannot be avoided, the source of light. I think of the first line in Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken,

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
. . .
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The light was on “two roads” obvious symbols of a choice to be made in a “yellow” wood— so it must be something to accord ones attention.

I wrote this poem to draw attention to (shed some light on) the artistic similarities between abstract art and poetry. Frost was not know as a symbolist, actually he rebelled against the use of them, but he used them none-the-less.

There even when not explicit. Thus spake Derrida.


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