Love Poem: Que Seurat, Seurat
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Written by: John Watt

Que Seurat, Seurat

Like a Seurat painting
I view my life up close
and see a million tiny colored dots:
       eating breakfast
       driving to work
       writing a poem
       watching television
       playing a game
       singing a song
       going to the park on a Sunday afternoon

You view these dots 
from the proper distance,
blend them together 
with kind, generous eyes
and you see art

(an ekphrasis poem after the pointillism painting "A Sunday Afternoon 
on the Island of La Grande Jatte", by Georges Seurat, 1886)