My Picasso Face

picasso

What is a face, really?
more like a tribal mask
colors, lines, patterns and shapes
angular, off balance and distorted
the face of the new art
combine several points of view
and overlap them
small, tilted planes,
set in a shallow space
geometric such as a
square, circle, or triangle
cut up and glued back together
asymmetrical balance by contrast
repetition of a pattern,
a pattern of repetition
freehand drawn off center
everything where it belongs,
there is no abstract art
we all know that art is not truth
art is a lie that makes us realize truth
others have seen what is and asked why
I do not seek
I find
an imaginative, creative essence of something
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot,
others transform a yellow spot into the sun
warm, cool, intense
and it’s always in your face.

=^,,^=

My human always comments that my face is like a Picasso face, so what’s a more appropriate subject for this found poem of some quotes by Pablo Picasso, mixed in with instructions she found on how to draw your own Picasso face.


Poetry 101 Day 6: Before we learn how to read words, we learn, intuitively, to read faces. In today’s poem, take a single face or a multitude of them as your point of departure. It doesn’t even have to be a real-life, flesh-and-blood face you’re writing about. A found poem is composed of words and letters you’ve collected — randomly or not — from other sources, whether printed, handwritten, or digital, and then (re)arranged into something meaningful. Today’s device: chiasmus. At its simplest, a chiasmus is essentially a reversal, an inverted crossing.Chiasmus is effective in poems because it’s a form of repetition — and by now we all now how crucial repetition is for poetry.

This is a blog hop.

Click here to see more and join in the fun!

Advertisements

12 thoughts on “My Picasso Face

  1. Pingback: Purrsday Poetry: MY PICASSO FACE | Katzenworld

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s