This week’s Photo Challenge from The Daily Post is Eye Spy. Immediately I thought of Rene Magritte, the Belgian surrealist.
Magritte’s paintings haunt me. His artist’s eye was sharp with weird perceptions, visual puns, humor, and imagination.
I named my seventh book after his painting “Reconnaissance without End”
and Arlene Ang, my poet/artist friend, designed the book’s cover with it in mind:
Here is a poem I wrote after letting my imagination loose on that painting:
Magritte describes Reconnaissance without End
Having recognized each other
as someone we have previously seen,
we remember that recognition
my response to his substance
based on the reciprocal fit of
a portion of our molecular shapes…
my shadow, my twin,
Raphael to my Tobias,
he joins me.
We rise above the meadow,
inspecting our country for the presence
of enemy installations,
exploring the bright summer map
lying under our mutual gaze.
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