William F Dougherty (West Hartford, CT)
Anecdote: Art and Apples
True art, the activist declared, protests
societal wrongs, and militantly attests
a social vision—or remains mere artifice.
'Exactly, ' the painter said, 'protest like this'—
and held a still-life print above his head:
apples by Cézanne, sculpted yellow, red.
The zealot scoffed, snidely cried,
'Protest against what? '
'Sloppy thinking, ' he replied.
William F Dougherty's Other Poems
- A Paean
- A Promise to Keep (Update.)
- A Provisional. Revision B
- A Roman Sentry's Friday Duty
- A Thousand Ships
- Anecdote: Art and Apples
- Anniversary [Requiem]
- Asterisk For Audubon Rev
- Black Knots
- Candide Redux Rev.
- Candle Power
- Chanticleer's Complaint
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