A poem by Neil Ellman

 

 

Dreamy Improvisation

(after the painting by Wassily Kandinsky)

What the marmoset dreams
how the rhinoceros
the giraffe improvise
their world
turn man and beast
tree and sky
to sympathetic creatures
visions
of another kind
(squirrelly lines
protozoan shapes
feathery hues)
how they dream
of creation
life and after-life
how to survive
in a treacherous world.

 

Author Bio:

Neil Ellman lives and writes  in New Jersey.  More than 500 of his poems, many of them ekphrastic and based on works of modern art, appear in print and online journal and chapbooks throughout the world.

Painting Dreamy Improvisation by Wassily Kandinsky.  Image from  http://www.famous-painters.org/Wassily-Kandinsky/Dreamy-Improvisation.shtm

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