"Cross-Cultural Communications Art & Poetry Series Broadside"
PICASSO EXHIBIT IN SAN FRANCISCO
Picasso, you have left your mark-
painting imagination’s metaphors
with such brute force,
breaking all the rules
like an earth giant, smashing
tradition and stale concept.
You crafted with the cunning
of a bestial sophisticate,
the paintings the world so admires,
exhibiting a ruthless artistry
with your boldness.
You led like an extravagant giant
with your experiments, sublime.
Did you enjoy this strength,
this brute force?
Did it ever annihilate you
to be so strong,
so brilliant, so brute a force?
August 21, 2011
Carolyn Mary Kleefeld