21 October 2011

The poetry of Joshua Ware (Fall 2011)

Imaginary Portrait

You paint a vase of roses
one hundred times over, each one
a representation of the previous painting.
Roses look less like roses
with each subsequent attempt
yet you capture the idea
of roses more thoroughly
with every new permutation
enabling the viewer to understand
what it means to be a rose
in the illimitable imagination.

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  1. The author of this poem is a total douche bag, but the poem itself rocks!

  2. I'd say the author is questionable, at best, but his comment is a douche bag.