Jan Sand

(February 2 1926 / USA)

Advice


'Gaze, ' DaVinci indicated
With one eyebrow elevated,
'On a wall - on every bit
Whereupon men have spit.
Investigate all small gradations:
Shading, color, intimations
Of a hand, an eye, a foot
Out of cracks, and dust and soot.
With your stare, assiduous,
On areas contiguous

Parts associate and link.
With some insight, in a blink,
A scene inserts into your ken
Outlining closely where and when
And how and why there coalesce
An image out of random mess.
Proving chaos does submit
To artilleries of spit'

Submitted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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