Scrawled in the Margin of an Art History Textbook

Pollock may have been a mensch
Who'd've made a great judge on a bench,
A quarterback, an airplane-flyer,
A gospel singer in a choir,
But when it comes to using paint
A Tintoretto he sure ain't.
His brand of abstracted expression
Invariably gives me depression.

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Written on 2018-02-09 at 13:21

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I'm a Jackson Pollack fan.
I love the paintings by the man.
The wild energy they show
Reflects what city dwellers know
Of life. It's chaos, dense and raw,
And though Pollack ceased to draw,
I'm drawn to all his splattered paint.
I've long lost interest in restraint.

one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
Pollock was prone to depression,
Apparently this led to expression (ism).

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
I love those old pieces of wisdom found scribbled on the margin of an old book. They seem to capture the essence of the moment. I enjoyed this.