Rookie - 57 Points (29 September 1970 / South Africa)

The Art Show - Poem by YURI DURAAN

I do not see Art here!

I see scratching on
some walls and
splashes of violet
and black on canvasses
big and small..

all some vomit of some
artist who had to spew
his/her emotions to be
catalogued as a new
genre on its own….

“Quite remarkable”
the programme reads…
Yes, quite remarkable
indeed, smirks my poetic

as I turn to leave I notice
at the door the artist,
and her broken soul
which cannot be uttered
but only spewed out
on canvass –

....and I walk over and
place a sticker on the
closest piece of vomit
which reads “SOLD”.

Comments about The Art Show by YURI DURAAN

  • Matt Johnston (4/24/2008 9:13:00 PM)

    Such a distinct voice you exhibit… intelligent. (Report)Reply

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  • Winston SoldevillaWinston Soldevilla (3/20/2008 8:25:00 PM)

    You made me smile today! Nonetheless you understood the meaning of the painting the artist did.A painting is like a poem. You have to read between the lines to understand its meaning. I love the last lines you wrote and it boils down to the word 'SOLD'. (Report)Reply

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  • Ivan Donn Carswell (3/20/2008 4:57:00 PM)

    Touche - but not necessarily with convicition! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 20, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, April 11, 2008

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