Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Pleasures of symmetry

My artist mom, an advocate of asymmetry, 
Always objected when I strived 
For even-handedness. 
 If I placed the candlesticks on either side 
Of the fireplace or table, she’d complain, 
And stand them both together, 
On one side or the other, 
 Perhaps adding a small bowl 
 On the opposite side for balance. 
However much I understand that now,
 I still delight in symmetry, 
And, finding ways to express that love, 
I grin, and imagine her objecting…

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