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Is it the light
    that long    high fluorescence?
Or    is it the half-light?
Why am I so dizzy?

Or    was it the Sleeping Gypsy
    mounted just above descending stairs?
I'd seen the work in magazines
    robbed of size and color flair
but now    in its magnificence

Oh why am I so dizzy?
It must have been my first full view    lifesize view of Guernica
    in its breadth
                     its height
                                   all that black and white
        stretched along the basement wall

Why am I so dizzy
    mind in ghostly disarray?
I finally think it is this feeling    opaque

Transcendental SPLIT!

"WE    are    HERE!"

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 6:41:00 AM
    Enjoying this write, Daver.:) Up close and personal with these works of art could make you feel "dizzy". Dazzled and dazed; much to fill in an 'opaque' space. The artists would blissful with your boundless appreciation. Mark of a true poet, Daver, lots of works to catch up on here. Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 8:58:00 PM
    I can't seem to get back to my old weight. So this year I am doing 1,600 a day. I really hate that. Because I adore food. Today at my school I get some test done that meaures if our arteries are clogged or not. I showed pretty good blood pressure and CLEAR arteries, etc. I work out 4 times a week. Don't eat perfectly healthy but much better than when young. If only my bones were not in such bad shape! (neck and back) I think you are awesome to have lost so much weight! Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 6/29/2010 8:55:00 PM
    So where is this museum, Daver. So many years ago, I went to Louvre and later to El Prado in Madrid. I got to see New York's big museum too. I wish I could see others. This is a wonderful depiction of how it feels to see great art UP close and personal!! Verrrry nice. About my Addictions, yeah, I have counted calories since age 14 when I realized I could not eat like a horse and get away with it any more. I was doing 2,000 a year up to last year. Then noticed I was slowly gaining. (cont)

  1. Date: 5/26/2010 4:26:00 PM
    I really enjoyed reading this poem. 'Oh why am I so dizzy?' Ha ha! Excellent. I have seen 'Nude descending a staircase,' and 'Guernica,' as well. Really great how you have that list at the end of your poem....'Transcendental SPLIT!' "WE are Here!" Dig it. I am will continue reading some more of your older stuff, but maybe lay off my boring comments. ;D Chris.

  1. Date: 5/9/2009 8:24:00 AM
    cmw3b .... my initials in the captcha preview box... had to type it and send it... 3b .... hmmmmm :)

  1. Date: 5/9/2009 8:21:00 AM
    yes.... very unique.... excellent work Daver. I take my hat off to you :)

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 1:12:00 PM
    What a creative poem with an artistic format. Interesting use of questions. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Karen

  1. Date: 4/24/2009 5:43:00 AM
    Hey Daver! When were you there?! I haven't been to MOMA in years and years! It is quite different to see photos of paintings and the real deal.

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 3:59:00 AM
    I can just see and experience your walk through like a kid in a candy shop, wide-eyed wonder.

  1. Date: 4/23/2009 2:10:00 AM
    Like the great BaBa says, BE HERE NOW. you are here now, and always with such a view. brillaint, This is one of your best, Daver, i love the sleeping gypsy, she stole the whole poem. awesome! Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 8:10:00 PM
    mmm ... daver, a beautful intertwine of subject and object of appreciation ... one dizzy ... the other transcendental, powerful write.

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 12:57:00 PM
    brings the reader magnificently to this impressive hall with matching splendor!! well done! Daver! Jim

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 12:35:00 PM
    Awesome work Daver. I so love your writing style. It is always like BEING THERE wherever you are. Somewhat intense effect this painting has on you, as so it should. Makes me want to hop on a train and go to the museum. It's been so long. Well done! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 10:01:00 AM
    Wow, Daver! Great work from the mind of a master poet. Love the "Transcendental SPLIT!" Indeed, "we are here" at last!

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 8:49:00 AM
    EXCELLENT!! masterpiece this gets rolling and keeps your eyes moving !!! I felt each and every word... Keep more if this coming!

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 8:15:00 AM
    Ah !! this is brilliant! Daver, I just love this! :) All meandering down to that last final line.....this is a masterpiece!!! LOve love love this. Love n hugs me

  1. Date: 4/22/2009 6:48:00 AM
    Great work, Daver....and Mr. Strand will love this one, especially!! ~:) Carrie