Each western painting has
Converging lines that spell a
Point where reality fades to guesses
And Even the simple break of
Color can’t decide the outcome.
 
Funny, Japanese painting lack
Convergence.  Maybe because they
Can’t see the changes or where
Any points fade or maybe it’s because
They don’t concern themselves with
 
Outside the lines and focus on
The shallow, translucent tones and
Barren cherry limbs hanging over
Waters, a single koi circling
Reality to a fixed point.

Dave Barber

Japanese Art 

 

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