Alberto Giacometti

by Scott Utley

our planet?

a trillion times infinity.

our nation?

simply a quark in a maze that defies the logical.

a paradox more than brilliant surrealist expression,

she is less than a solitary galaxy in the art of modern man.

look over seas.

pierce your consciousness.

elucidate the meaning

of your purpose.

speak your inquiries

unto the southern hemisphere.

seek answers north,

seek reason south.

reverse, ‘bout face, repeat.


Posted on 10/22/2008
Copyright © 2019 Scott Utley

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/22/08 at 04:49 PM

Brilliant, thought provoking, timely. "pierce your consciousness." - yes!!! My POTD pick.

Posted by George Hoerner on 10/22/08 at 08:11 PM

A fine write Scott. He is one of my very favorite sculptors. I find his expression of man exquisite. The figure alone with no props the way we all are.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 10/22/08 at 09:47 PM

Thought provoking update to the concept of "we" as the center of the galaxy. :o)

Posted by Karl Waldbauer on 10/23/08 at 05:37 AM

Scott, you've matured so gracefully, in such a refined and splendid manner that I'm almost awestruck.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 01/03/09 at 12:52 PM

the ability to link words together in such a fashion as will communicate to the soul is a gift of divine proportion.

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