[lit-ideas] Re: Saturday Poem

  • From: "col999" <col999@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 13:16:04 +0200

Can you give out my mail from your mailing list because the post is too much. 
Thank you
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> I don't, of course, know what you've been looking at but I'm reminded  
> of the last time I was at, now where on earth was it, the Tate Modern  
> I believe, and there was a corner with three or four Kandinsky
> paintings, only one of which I had seen reproduced.  My thought was,
> "There's no way he can get away with that.  You can't put that colour  
> beside that colour and have them co-exist."  Not only did they co-
> exist; they were wonderful.  (The spelling of course clinches it.  If  
> I was spelling my thoughts in English, we must have been in England,
> right?)  Why did he get my attention in this way?  Well because I've
> pushed color.  I'm not a draftsperson; that's about all I do.
>
> I can imagine the painting you're describing--if it actually exists--
> but I haven't seen it.
>
> Astonishment is indeed the goal of surprise.  Also the end.
>
> I like the sound of the first line, but I don't know what it means.
> Cloth swaddles.  Ah, I'm remembering a painting when the cloth seemed  
> to attack a village.
>
> Kandinsky had this thing about flying.  No doubt the art historians
> have said stuff on the subject.
>
> Enough.  So, to bed.  Thank you for writing.
>
> David Ritchie,
> heading towards being unresponsive in
> Portland, Oregon
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