Thursday, March 29, 2007

Still Things to Believe In

The Tate Museum's magazine, Tate Etc., features a poem each month inspired by a work in their collection. This month's poem is by Tishani Doshi and is inspired by Alberto Giacometti's Walking Woman (pictured above). Here's a taste:
Ode to the Walking Woman
after Alberto Giacometti

Sit –
you must be tired
of walking,
of losing yourself
this way:
a bronzed rib
of exhaustion
thinned out
against the dark.
Sit –
there are still things
to believe in;
like civilizations
and birthing
and love.
And there's nothing like good poetry (and good art) to make you believe that there's still things to believe in.

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