Abstract Exhibit

Within this abstract gallery
the Fauvists and Impressionists,
Expressionists and Cubists call
observers curving into view:

a decorator gaining themes,
children glimpsing, sprinting off,
those artists anxious to adjoin,
couples lunging into frames,

past dancers dreaming bright ballets,
vain spectators seeking themselves,
psychologist with inkblot plots,
geometer who circumscribes,

travelers not gone this far,
professors dead set Renaissance,
an architect without a plan,
a gymnast's acrobatic pulse,

the speechless singer now attuned,
a famished chef ingesting forms,
the leveled demolitionist,
economists investing time,

four protestors yessing peace,
a surfer searching vivid waves,
an actress feeling genuine,
an aviator's inward flight,

the nurse reviving slighted love,
a plumber drained of tension here,
astronomer beyond her scope,
magicians conjured from old tricks,

a gardener construing blooms,
students on assignment, lost,
nuns engaging sacred aims,
musicians musing jazz alive.

Parades by paintings great or small
fascinating none and all.
What lookers see what others can't
- these questions of aesthetic slant

revealing cultures, visions, joys,
courses, forces, what annoys,
interpretations stranger, true,
exhibiting the art in you.

Abstract Exhibit © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Pink Orange and Sixties Too - photo (abstract) challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2735576-Pink-Orange-and-Sixties-Too
Submitted: October 25, 2019

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