Friday, March 16, 2012

Milk Metaphors

Both Robert Hass and Wislawa Szmborska and perhaps others have written meaningful, beautiful poems about Vermeer's milkmaid painting.

As long as the milk pours, there is a future and a hope for the world. The luminous pouring white reminds
one of a reading of poetry, a continuous chorus, an expectancy of life, a nourishment for the soul, a never ending negation of evil.
Art may represent a myriad of thoughts, ideas, creations, and creativity. It instructs us to listen and observe slowly and carefully.

to be continued...
(posted by Elliot O. Lipchik)

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