Sunday, December 2, 2012

One Look's Enough (Poem)

Man Ray, Object to be Destroyed, 1964
Wooden Metronome
 with Cutout Image of Eye on Pendulum
8-7/8" x 4-3/8" x 4-5/"
Museum of Modern Art
© 2012 Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society, NY/ADAGP, Paris

One Look's Enough

One look's enough
when you're taking

the measure of a man.

You can count on
him counting on you

to make up lost time.

© 2012 Maureen E. Doallas

* Also known as Indestructible Object, the piece is a replica of a 1923 original. The image of the cutout eye is from a photograph of Lee Miller, Man Ray's assistant, model, and lover. Read about the sculpture's history here (Museum of Modern Art) and here (Tate Gallery).

Man Ray's artwork is today's poetry prompt at Tess Kincaid's Magpie Tales. Go here to read other poets' and writers' contributions or  to add your own poem or prose.


Berowne said...

Short but on target...

Anonymous said...

aye, I agree.

Margaret said...

Very witty and true! Love this.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nic ely done ...thanks for sharing

Jinksy said...

How apt! :)

Tess Kincaid said...

Nice...good to see you at Magpie...

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Enjoyed your take on the prompt!