Tuesday, September 26, 2006

E.E. Cummings

Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL. Photo by J. Crocker on 07-Sep-2004.


Picasso
you give us Things
which
bulge:grunting lungs pumped full of sharp thick mind

you make us shrill
presents always
shut in the sumptuous screech of
simplicity

(out of the
black unbunged
Something gushes vaguely a squeak of planes
or

between squeals of
Nothing grabbed with circular shrieking tightness
solid screams whisper.)
Lumberman of The Distinct

your brain's
axe only chops hugest inherent
Trees of Ego,from
whose living and biggest

bodies lopped
of every
prettiness

you hew form truly

E.E. Cummings

Another writer I left off Scruffy's list that came to mind later. I remember the first time I saw the sculpture was in 2000 and we stumbled across it by accident. I had never even heard about it before and this was only my second visit to Chicago. Quite the pleasant surprise. The sculpture is also nearly as old as I am.

After Picasso's death in 1973 Mayor Daley and the city council announced a resolution... Pablo Picasso became a permanent part of Chicago, forever tied to the city he admired but never saw, in a country he never visited, on August 15, 1967. It was on that day that the Picasso sculpture in the Civic Center Plaza was unveiled; it has become a part of Chicago, and so has its creator Picasso...

Anyway, just keeping up with my string of postings about artists that people either love or hate.

2 comments:

El Duderino said...

You know he was only 5 foot 4, girls could not resist his stare and was never called and assh@!!

Dexter said...

"Repo Man's got all night, every night."