shimon weinroth

White On Off White - Poem by shimon weinroth

scoffed at from the start,
by all the conventions
of form and decor,

Cubistic art,
crystal clear - sharp cut lines,
frame unshaken dimensions,
square - pale white plane
coupling another form,
mellow - off white

the Museum of Modern Art
fad of the forties
sin for revolutionaries,
socialists coughed,
liberals and modernists bought,

sixty busy years and more have passed
unchanged white,
on off white framed,
in the modern museum
for all the wrong reasons

Comments about White On Off White by shimon weinroth

  • (9/29/2008 12:32:00 PM)

    This poem is excellent for all the right reasons! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/29/2008 10:07:00 AM)

    The wrong reasons have privilage in life (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 29, 2008

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