Looking, but not seeing

this leaping spring,

observed in surreal intensity

by the world

in your museum,

an incongruous anachronism

frozen in place and time,

stuffed stiff with allegiance

to moss covered empires,

your Freudian

hat and gun stand to,

but not with,


while across the street

cherry blossoms bloom

and all the human tribes

sing for peace.

Heroic statue, on guard

for the forgotten,

May the Fourth be with you.

Poem and photo by clinock. Vancouver street art by unknown stencil artist and taggers, with thanks.

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

10 thoughts on “‘The 100’ #77 – MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU…

  1. Happy Jedi day to you also John :). Great poem, and may our Freudian guns and slips always stand =)


  2. Your poems are always not just only seen but bringing along such a wide range of intense emotions, John. Just like spring embracing the world – inevitable.
    Wonderful and clever post! 🙂


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