Sunday, 26 April 2015

A Chagall Perspective

New slate, new year, new resolutions
New problems needing new solutions.
What it will bring we cannot know.
Will our inspiration flow?

I chose this card; it says it all
It's whimsical - so Marc Chagall.
While outlined figures dot the sky
The loving couple (you and I)

In fond embrace seem not amazed
To find themselves on centre stage.
If you look carefully you will see
The Eiffel tower holds a tree.

A flying man by clouds is borne
Does he not hear the donkey's horn?
Is it the moon or bird above the Seine?
Do the lovers dance to violin strain?

What the artist meant by this strange scene
We can but guess. Is it a dream?
"Joy" indeed takes many forms
And on this day my poem spawns!

(c) Poet in the woods 2015

Written in January 2004

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