Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 58,653 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Scuola Metafisica - De Chirico - Poem by Douglas Scotney

For centuries,
therefore for Centurians,
4 was IIII and 9 was VIIII.

Brevitists won the day
and 4 became IV and 9 IX.

Jokers and Extreme Reversalists
put IIIIV for 1 and IIIIX for 6.

De Chirico painted IIX for VIII
on the clock of 'Enigma Of The Hour'.
As his 4 was IIII,
his clock was a disturbing mix
of tendencies Reversalist and Centurian.

One explorer brought up
Nietzschean, Schopenhauerian.

'I'm none of those, ' said he,
'I'm the Metaphysician of Italy.'

Topic(s) of this poem: art, surrealism , time


Poet's Notes about The Poem

taken up by the Surrealists but never a member of the group, he founded the school of the title. After a short period, he was the only member.
See my poem 'Parallel Universe'

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 14, 2017



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