Sunday, June 21, 2020

Inspired by Syon House and the research of Vinzenz Brinkmann

Don the new self, created by God, 
in truth’s righteousness and holiness 
Ephesians 4:24 

True Colors

The Great Hall relished these moments to itself 
No more guides roting through Neoclassical exemplars 
No more tourists freezing the perfect memories in frames 
Nothing apparent but the Duke’s beloved blacks and whites
From the Dying Gaul hunched in Southern shadow 
To Apollo pedestaled in Northern bright
An empty checkerboard stretching between them
Until the sun rays slanting through the clerestory
Set fireworks exploding 
Green malachite 
Blue azurite
Red cinnabar 
Yellow and ocher from arsenic
Black of burned bone and vine
Reminders of the Greek aesthetic exposed 
To those willing to witness the gaudy truth

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