Adriano Spatola is the author of The Position of Things: Collected Poems 1961-1992 (Green Integer, 2008).
The Abolition of Reality [Georges Seurat]
Georges Seurat Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte (1884-85) The wonder the sense of lacquered objects bolted measured tricked out in the clock generous happy mature penance shadow that the sun disbanded sews on the leaves trousers hair parasols and gowns and gloves anger drowns sighing the groan resounds against the decorated and blank wall against the scale unraveled dry whirlpool enameled Gongorism congenital with thirst with gloomy astonishment or wonder or the sense of lacquered objects.
From The Position of Things: Collected Poems 1961-1992 by Adriano Spatola, translated by Paul Vangelisti. Copyright © 2008 by Adriano Spatola and Paul Vangelisti. Used by permission of Green Integer Press.