(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Little Red Lacquer Box

I peer inside
Van Gogh's

little red lacquer box

full of nothing
but

a jumble
of wools

odd balls
of it

yellow & blue
wrestle together

orange & yellow
sneaking in & out
of themselves.

A simple tool
studying the interaction

of how colours
seek each other out

compliment the other
or have a row.

Touching in its
simplicity

the myth
of him

becoming ordinary

man again.

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Comments (1)

I love this poem too....you make balls of wool and their colours nestling together so very special..... Ruthie