Impressionist Paintings
by Ray Zimmerman

When I take off my glasses
the world becomes an impressionist painting.

Infused with light
the purple flowers
shimmer and vibrate
from my unique perceptions.

Impressionist brush strokes
visible with juxtaposed colors
record the passage of time
give birth to fauve and cubist.

Real or unreal
Daliís clock melts,
the canvas yields
a completed painting
as Gauguin sets sail for Tahiti.

Reel to reel tape yields the best sound
as Picasso fractures physical planes.
Dance the Virginia Reel.

Reel in a struggling fish
in a struggle for wholeness.


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