the public becomes private

Poem #296 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

Back to Bachelard and me – Introduction


he saw it
once

the painting

hung in a gallery
for the public
to admire

he saw it
just the once
but
in a moment

in that moment
it was no longer
a public
art

in that moment
it transformed
forever
into a private thing

a colour
a shape
a configuration
that perfectly matched
his heart

and he locked it
there

tightly locked

secretly held

a private
art
that he need never
see
again

for he owned
the feeling of it
the sensation
and the memory
of it

to be called on
and lived over
again

a private viewing
whenever
in his life
it was needed


© Frank Prem 2018

Bachelard and me Poem #297: the one use

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