Page 19 - Reflectoem Magazine Issue 10
P. 19

A Picture with shortages







                   there is nothing here, Master Breugel would

                   probably have painted some  twenty


                   characters -

                   in the foreground  three fishermen in a boat,


                   not counting a dog





                   under a tree a woman in a gray bonnet

                   cleaning fish


                   and a little boy rummaging in fish guts





                   I don't know where he'd put all those plowing,

                   hay-picking, nose-picking peasants


                   I’m sure they would fit somewhere, even as a

                   speck of sunshine on the opposite shore





                   and a leg would stick out of the water, or a

                   head would be smashed against stones in the


                   shallows

                   and everyone would know it was Icarus again


                   falling from the sky with the summer rain






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