Isam Hussain (8-12-1938 / Iraq)
A Painting of Modern Art
I saw it hanging in the 'Modern Art Section',
intriguing, inviting my close inspection:
Star-like dots occupied the middle,
comet-like tails trailed behind.
It struck me as some kind of a riddle,
a puzzle to solve and to understand.
I remained immersed in deep thought.
Someone asked, 'what do you make of it? ’
”Nothing; but it is enticing and pleasing; ”
'so you have discovered its meaning,
it is meant to be just that, alluring.'
I wonder who that person could be.
My search was over; I felt at ease.
I began to enjoy the painting in peace.
Though the encounter was brief,
it saved me much future grief:
I no longer see Modern Art
In that old-fashioned light.
Isam Hussain's Other Poems
- A Game of Bridge
- A Momement To Remember
- A Painting of Modern Art
- A Play Called 'The Coming of Day'
- A Silly Poem
- All will be Well
- Answered Prayer
- Autumn Leaves
- Backwards To The Future
- Belief and Unbelief
- Breaking Free is Hard to Do
- Calvi In Corsica
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