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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Alexander Calder's Ghost

I went to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Monday and in the lobby, they have Alexander Calder's mobile titled Ghost on display. I wrote a poem about it. :)

Alexander's Ghost

translucent spectre

floats freely on the ceiling

everyone in awe.

Free-floating, suspended in air;

The statue, back arched, stares.

White tiles coupled with gray wire,

"ooh"s and "ahh"s never tire.

Below the spectre, awaits

hustling-bustling, lines straight

or curving in and out.

The droning and humming, the shouts--

another day in the city, away

from the heat and humidity, stay;

this ghost was created for you,

for Alexander lived here too.

The god father of mobiles,

illuminations of grays and teals,

reds, whites, blues and yellow--

such a colourful fellow.

This ghost will wait for you,

with magnificent stories too;

grab the pale white tiles;

let your imagination stay awhile.


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    1. Thanks Andrew. :) I love that museum and I love that mobile.