19 February 2014


The seascape shifts

Between the minutest interstices of time
Blue is blue.

A pine-branch
Tugs at the eye: the eye
Returns to grey-blue, blue-black or indigo
Or it returns, simply,
To blue-after-the-pine-branch.

Here, there is no question of aberrations
Into pinks, golds or mauves:
This is the variation Pater indicated
But failed to prove.

Art exists at a remove
Evocation, at two,
Discusses a blue that someone
Heard someone talking about.

Charles Tomlinson.
Art credit Paul Meleschnig.

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