Monday, 29 October 2007

Rothko poem

Lying in a midnight bed the
two blocks of curtain glimmer
on the left hand, on the right

a living Rothko, cyan-black
rectangled and haze-edged
against the black-black,

that painter of tombstones
of the opacity of doorways
the particoloured cataract,

the page, the two blocks of grey
shredded edges, merging white
smaller rectangle in larger, the page.

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