Stone – Clown Colors

Clown Colors

A people hard pressed
to make anything of merit
from a scruffy wilderness
somehow out of childlike spirit
tempered by wind and wave
painted themselves willy-nilly
from gunnel to architrave
with a spontaneous spilling
of color; a new kind of Rococo
purified by the iceberg air
of a stiff nor-western blow.
It was a better lustre ware
made of capelin and comedy
fired in God’s perfect kiln of the sea.

 

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