Sunday, September 23, 2012

Meeting the Artist

I did not know you
Edvard Munch except
for the commonplace
of The Scream complete
with an inflatable doll
but I met you in this
former power plant
that belched electricity
to a city of millions.
I met you there
Edvard Munch
and I found a man
as preoccupied with age
and time as I am.

In London, I visited the Tate Modern, which had an exhibit entitled “Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye.”

Painting: Self-Portrait with Skeleton Arm by Edvard Munch (1895 lithograph) 


Jerry said...

May your preoccupation keep you occupied with writing more poem such as this.

Megan Willome said...

Oh, I love the Tate! Wish I could see this exhibition.

Maureen said...

So glad you had a chance to see the exhibition, Glynn. There's so much more to Munch than "The Scream".

nance said...

communication received
from the ghost of edvard munch
staring out through the ages
held in paint on cloth
my eyes meet his

Laura Boggess said...

Well. That skeleton arm is just a little bit creepy. I guess that's why I like it :).

S. Etole said...

I like what you found.