12 July 2015


today is the artist's birthday. & I remember 2 things.

first is this early poem of mine (1964):

I pause
near the end of

my coffee break
to contemplate

Amadeo Modigliani's
eyesight: how sublime

to see swans
with human heads.

of course I was in my 20s & who in their 20s doesn't love Modigliani.  that passion coold.  but then a few years ago I was at the art musuem in San Diego & absolutely fell in love with his "Blue Eyed Blue" (1916).


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"Tadzio," but of course ...