Why this?

The occasional poem of my own and a generous helping of work by others that I find inspiring. Site is named for a beloved book by one of my favorite writers, Italo Calvino, whose fanciful work lights--and delights--my soul.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Merry-Go-Round

To be stretched out forever,
floating in full gallop,

to have the bright-red saddle fused
always to the smooth white back,

to be impaled, with a slow rise and fall,
on one long gleaming pole...

no wonder the teeth are bared,
the eyes wild and bright,

as if to say, unheard, unlistened to,
bad art! bad art! bad art!

--David Young

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