November 5, 2013

Franz Wright: DEPICTION OF CHILDHOOD



Franz Wright
DEPICTION OF CHILDHOOD
after Picasso


It is the little girl
guiding the minotaur
with her free hand--
that devourer

and all the terror he's accustomed to
effortlessly emanating,
his ability to paralyze
merely by becoming present,

entranced somehow, and transformed
into a bewildered
and who knows, grateful
gentleness...

and with the other hand
lifting her lamp.


2 comments:

  1. Man, I'd like to play http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30618/eat-poop-you-cat with Franz Wright some time.

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