Monday, April 1, 2013

Don't Let That Horse

The Equestrian, Marc Chagall

Don't let that horse
                             eat that violin

cried Chagall's mother

                        But he
     kept right on

And became famous

An kept on painting
                                The Horse with Violin in Mouth

And when he finally finished it
he jumped up upon the horse
                                               and rode away
waving the violin

And then with a low bow gavie it
to the first naked nude he ran across

And there were no strings 

~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(Seems like a perfect poem for today)

I and the Village, 1911, Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall Art Link

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