Fine Arts Phenomena

The fountain of water is of the Corinthian order.
Fluted drums become acanthus curls,

Like men’s pant legs.

The frieze across our chests is full
of muscular gods facing the ancient harp.

We know the song has changed.

Columns pretend to be trees, whole
forests fluted with bark, crowned with real leaves.

Columns of cloud feed woods and fountains rain.

The stone dome over your bone dome
is no greater or lesser a feat. Face it.

Clouds and arms are the same. A colonnade.

in response to Les Barta’s photoconstruction, exhibited at the CACE Gallery of Fine Art in Spring 2015:
Fine Arts Phenomena Image

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