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.

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Painting of Modern Art by Isam Hussain )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  7. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]