Ode to Art

It’s omnipresent and irrelevant

Subjective and objective

Timeless and fleeting

Limitless and ceasing

Appalling and superb

Poignant and indifferent


Timeless Beauty

Leonardo’s Mona Lisa

Kaholo’s Self Portrait

Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring


Pricey beyond their time

Modigliani’s Nu Couché

Picasso’s Women of Algiers

Basquiat’s Untitled


Shocking in their time

Velazquez’ Rokeby Venus

Caravaggio’s Sick Bacchus

Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe


Deeply moving in any time

Picasso’s Guernica

Michelangelo’s Pietà

Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights


Ahead of their time

Vincent van Gogh

El Greco

Paul Gauguin


Favored in their Time

Yayoi Kusama

Roy Lichtenstein

Salvador Dalí


Perceived as taking no time

Pollack’s One Number 31

Kelly’s Blue/Red-Orange

Francis’ Speck


I see you everywhere

You move me deeply

Or not at all

It can depend on my mood

Or on the day of the week

But without you

I never want to be