Since we have switched to virtues for the poetry theme, I thought I would put up a little neon art inspiration. Pretty much every day for six years I walked by Bruce Nauman’s Vices and Virtues public art installation at the University of California, San Diego – in the evening you can see it from miles around in La Jolla and UTC. How it merges the sins and virtues is almost like an ink blot test – when the “Faith” and “Lust” neon would light up together, I would see “Flauta” and it would make me crave Mexican food.
I once knew a man who walked every day
To and from his office at the top of a skyscraper.
He had a black car which cost more than most,
But he left it at home in a locked garage. Continue reading Free Verse – Humility – SD→
Upon Glimpsing the Allegory of Humility in the Sculpture Gallery
From a distance I label her the personification of humility
Hands wrapped about herself, like the Virgin Mary,
Her bronze shawl draped about her head, neck, breasts
To shield her beauty and keep her modesty, even under glass.
Pride is –
Spending too much money on a shiny dress,
Meant to impress, immediately,
Because revealing the inner workings of one’s mind,
Is unpopular and takes too much time. Continue reading Free Verse – Pride – JG→