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Candle Hat - Poem by Billy Collins

In most self-portraits it is the face that dominates:
Cezanne is a pair of eyes swimming in brushstrokes,
Van Gogh stares out of a halo of swirling darkness,
Rembrant looks relieved as if he were taking a breather
from painting The Blinding of Sampson.

But in this one Goya stands well back from the mirror
and is seen posed in the clutter of his studio
addressing a canvas tilted back on a tall easel.

He appears to be smiling out at us as if he knew
we would be amused by the extraordinary hat on his head
which is fitted around the brim with candle holders,
a device that allowed him to work into the night.

You can only wonder what it would be like
to be wearing such a chandelier on your head
as if you were a walking dining room or concert hall.

But once you see this hat there is no need to read
any biography of Goya or to memorize his dates.

To understand Goya you only have to imagine him
lighting the candles one by one, then placing
the hat on his head, ready for a night of work.

Imagine him surprising his wife with his new invention,
the laughing like a birthday cake when she saw the glow.

Imagine him flickering through the rooms of his house
with all the shadows flying across the walls.

Imagine a lost traveler knocking on his door
one dark night in the hill country of Spain.
"Come in, " he would say, "I was just painting myself,"
as he stood in the doorway holding up the wand of a brush,
illuminated in the blaze of his famous candle hat.


Poems About Imagine

  1. 1. Candle Hat , Billy Collins
  2. 2. My Imagination , Theo Williams
  3. 3. Imagine , Jessica Robert
  4. 4. ! Imagine Angels , Michael Shepherd
  5. 5. *_-~~ Imagine ~~-_* , Thad Wilk
  6. 6. Thurso’s Landing , Robinson Jeffers
  7. 7. When The Whole World Goes Wrong , Anusha Subramanian
  8. 8. Do You? , unknown poet
  9. 9. Imagine , Leslie Alexis
  10. 10. 30 Years Too Late , Charlie F. Kane
  11. 11. A Committed Man In This Lagoon. , Thampi KEE
  12. 12. Happiness , ~ cari$ma ~ Dewan
  13. 13. Imagine , Joe Rosochacki
  14. 14. Since You Are Far, I Imagine , Abhilash Pillai
  15. 15. Imagine , Joey Nissen
  16. 16. A Desire To Excel , Deependra Kumar Jha
  17. 17. Imagine , Vishal Sharma
  18. 18. ******missin' An Enemy******* , Sonia H.
  19. 19. Afterthought... , Aparna Chatterjee
  20. 20. (part 2) Imagine (Surreal Thoughts) , Nathan Strange
  21. 21. I Never Imagine, I See , Aftab Alam
  22. 22. The Afterlife: Letter To Sam Hamill , Hayden Carruth
  23. 23. Imagine , Abdul Wahab
  24. 24. Imagining Love , Fay Slimm
  25. 25. Winter Less Heaven. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  26. 26. I Am Hopelessly Hoping For You Sweetie , Nyota Yasulwe
  27. 27. I Can Not Imagine , Kasia Fedyk
  28. 28. Surprises 2 , David Harris
  29. 29. The World Of Poets , ramesh rai
  30. 30. Imagine-An Erotic John Lennon Parody , Ramona Thompson
  31. 31. Imagine If The World Is Empty , MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
  32. 32. Children Of The Slums , Rii Abela
  33. 33. Imagination , ramesh rai
  34. 34. An Explanation Of America: A Love Of Death , Robert Pinsky
  35. 35. Being So. , Winnie Angel
  36. 36. Every Little Thing , Aislinn Armstrong
  37. 37. How I Let You Fool Me , Aislinn Armstrong
  38. 38. Imagine, You Are Not Here , gajanan mishra
  39. 39. And Time The Green Unfurling Ferns Frond , Mark Heathcote
  40. 40. Reverence , Johnny Ferrari
  41. 41. Imagine , Tatyana 'Churlish Cherub' Al ..
  42. 42. Life Without Love , Lora Colon
  43. 43. Fame , Sean Lee
  44. 44. To Bleed , Sweet Death
  45. 45. My Lost Soul , Shelly Price
  46. 46. Two Volcanoes , Atef Ayadi
  47. 47. Do You Love Me? , Jay Brown
  48. 48. A Crazy Dream , JAMES T. ADAIR
  49. 49. The Unknown Solider , neil derek singleton
  50. 50. Imagine , genesis learny
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