Of course
You could climb for the apples of a tree
Consumed by fire in 1663
The long, long dive from pink Aegean clouds
Ingenious plumage falling around
You should run with a scream at these answers
Across that bridge rudely smeared on canvas
Inhabiting the paralysed spider
A businesslike wasp has stung for her larder
At last see by your own light the cloaked wound
Rumoured to account for our modern mood

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Mon 8th Jul 2019 22:43

But surely the scream and the bridge, "rudely smeared" cinch the Munch reference...

Devon Brock

Mon 8th Jul 2019 22:29

The third couplet is clearly Munch. Munch did create a number of pieces depicting apple trees. But I am stumped (no pun intended). It is a lovely vexing working. Pray reveal the other paintings.


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Mon 8th Jul 2019 21:09

Adam W. - You make the reader work hard for their reward. But it's never nonsense.
Go well

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Martin Elder

Sun 7th Jul 2019 22:50

I am guessing wildly here that this an amalgam of various works of art or is it one piece that you are referencing here. Either way love the poem
Nice one

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