Wednesday, September 8, 2010


What was it like then--back before
primeval man had found decor?
Nothing on your cavern wall,
no art however big or small;
no curtains hung o'er sliding doors,
no Persian rugs to hide the floors.
They had no calendars at all
with pictures of the spring or fall;
no ottomans no chests of drawers,
no furniture. And, what is more,
they had no way with which to scrawl
the meanest artwork you might draw.
No crayons, paints, pastels, nor chalk,
no galleries through which to walk.
Such artless life could not but gall
those poor, deprived Neandertal.

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