Saturday, June 22, 2024

A Room of My Own: Guernica Exhibit Haiku

Against the Drowning Noise of Other Words, LXXI: "Guernica"
for Pablo Picasso who claimed that "art is a lie that makes us realize the truth."

a keffiyeh-draped youth
gazes at grey-haired men in kippahs
Guernica Exhibit

 Guernica, 1937 by Pablo Picasso

FYI: Probably Pablo Picasso's most famous work, Guernica -- 11.5 feet tall by 25.5 feet long -- is an eye-catching, gigantic 1937 protest/"certainly his most powerful political statement, painted as an immediate reaction to the Nazi's devastating casual bombing practice on the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War." (Pablo Guernica, 1937)


scorching heat
grandpa remembers the smell
of wartime defeat


reading War and Peace ...
old neighbors' quarrel drifts
through my fence

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