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[teacherartexchange] vanishing point poem

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From: wendy free (wendypaigefree_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2006 - 12:12:57 PDT


We're gearing up to start our perspective studies and
I found this nifty poem!

VANISHING POINT

You're walking down a road
which someone has drawn to illustrate
the idea of perspective, and you are there
to provide a sense of scale.
See how the road narrows in the distance,
becoming a point at which
everything connects, or flies apart.
That's where you're headed.
The rest of the world is a blank page
of open space. Did you really think
you were just out for an aimless stroll?
And those mountains on the horizon:
the longer you look, the more forbidding
they become, bleak and self-important,
like symbols. But of what?
The future, perhaps. Destiny. Or the opposite.
The perpetual present, the foolishness of purpose.
At evening they recede into the sky
as if they had always been the sky.
Is it a relief to know you'll never reach them?
Is there any comfort in believing
you're needed where you are?
by l a w r e n c e r a a b

 wendy
www.wendypaigefree.com

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